Administrative justice

After the Council clarifies the rights and obligations of the Catholic faithful, Pope Paul VI creates the second section of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura on August 15, 1967, in order to settle » The disputes arising from the exercise of ecclesiastical administrative power  » . The year 2017 marks the jubilee of the administrative justice of the Catholic Church, but who knows it?

By this work authorized by the ecclesiastical authority, and by the site www.canonistes.org which accompanies it, the author aims at six objectives:

  1. to promote canon law and justice in the Church;
  2. to remind the hierarchy of the Church and the Catholic faithful of their respective rights and obligations, as well as the means of defending them;
  3. to present the progress made by the justice of the Catholic Church in fifty years of practice;
  4. to illustrate its practical implementation through a hundred examples of conflicts, friendly resolutions and case law;
  5. to make a scientific contribution for the world of the canonists, from an unpublished database on administrative jurisprudence;
  6. to contribute to social justice by promoting the administrative justice of the Church, by helping people in difficulty and by proposing ways of improvement.

Table of content:

  1. Preface and introduction
  2. Historical Perspective
  3. Principles, Organization and Procedures
  4. The Sources of Jurisprudence
  5. Justice for the Laity
  6. Justice for the Clergy
  7. Justice for Religious
  8. Administrative Justice in the Face of Charisms
  9. Administrative Justice for Dicasteries
  10. Conciliation and Mediation
  11. Prospects for Development
  12. Final Conclusions

ISBN 978-2-9561888-1-0 9782956188810