Licenciate Degree in Canon Law

Degree Examination

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Obtaining the undergraduate degree requires presentation of the Legal Practice Course report and the passing of an oral, practical and theoretical test before a committee.The contents of the exam are listed below:

  1. Classical, ecclesial and state anti-juridicism.

  2. The duties and rights of the faithful.

  3. The fundamental structure of the Church and the specific form of organization. Constitutional canon law and purely ecclesiastical law.

  4. Peter and the Apostles. The Roman Pontiff and the episcopal college.

  5. The key characteristics of the concept of canon law.

  6. The body corporate in canon law.

  7. The ordinary and delegated power.

  8. The Cardinals and the College of Cardinals.

  9. Personal prelatures.

  10. The legal regime of singular administrative acts: context, meaning and key aspects.

  11. Appeals against administrative acts in canon law.

  12. The relationship between the Church and the world in the Vatican II.

  13. The Decretum Gratiani.

  14. The Decretals of Gregory IX and the other books of the Corpus Juris Canonici.

  15. The right to religious freedom in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

  16. Reference to the Catholic Church in the Spanish Constitution of 1978 in light of the principle of religious equality.

  17. The human person, complementarity and marriage.

  18. Morals and law in the approach to marital crises and the possible annulment processes.

  19. The legal aspects of the sacramentality of marriage.

  20. The natural capacity and incapacity for marriage due to causes of a psychological nature.

  21. Consent, the conjugal covenant and matrimonium in facto esse.

  22. Public and private associations of the faithful.

  23. The legal-personal status of clergy members: generic analysis.

  24. The administration and disposal of church property.

  25. The Magisterium and subjection of the faithful to the Magisterium.

  26. The celebration of the sacrament of penance.

  27. The right of the faithful to receive the Eucharist and the legal limits on exercising that right.

  28. Extraordinary appeals against canonical judgments.

  29. Organization of ecclesiastical courts.

  30. New aspects introduced by the Instruction Dignitas Connubii in causes of marriage annulment.

  31. Elements of the criminal offense.

  32. Codelinquency: forms and the possibility of cooperation in the crime.

  33. The various types of sui iuris churches.

  34. The essential characteristics of religious consecration and its basic differences from secular consecration.