Online Specialization Programs in Matrimonial Canon Law
Juan Ignacio Bañares
He was ordained presbyter on August 15, 1979, and incardinated in the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei. He earned his master’s degree in Philosophy and Literature from the Central University of Barcelona in 1974 and his licentiate degree in Canon Law from the University of Navarra’s Faculty of Canon Law, where he also gained the title of doctor in 1979.
Since the 1984-1985 academic year, he teaches Matrimonial Canon Law at the above-mentioned Faculty, directs doctoral dissertations, and publishes on issues regarding anthropology and matrimonial law.
In 1989, in the Faculty of Canon Law, he achieved the rank of Adjunct Professor in Matrimonial Law, that of Associate Professor in 1997, and that of Ordinary Professor in 2007. From 1998 to 2017, he served as subdirector of the University of Navarra’s Institute for Family Sciences. He currently teaches in the Master’s Program in Marriage and Family offered by the same institute. His priestly ministry centers principally on the pastoral care of university students.
COURSE: Matrimonial Canon Law
Professor Bosch is a native of Barcelona. He undertook his licentiate studies in Canon Law at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Navarra’s Faculty of Canon Law in 2001. On October 6 of that same year, he was ordained presbyter in Rome.
Since 2001, he teaches Matrimonial Canon Law, Canonical Jurisprudence, and Latin at the University of Navarra’s Faculty of Canon Law.
COURSES: Anthropology of conjugality; Canonical Latin
Mª Cruz Díaz de Terán Velasco
María Cruz Díaz de Terán Velasco is an Associate Professor of Philosophy of Law (ANECA 2015). She obtained her master’s degree in Law in 1999 and doctorate in Law in 2002 from the University of Navarra. She specialized in Bioethics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome (2012).
Since 2002, she teaches Legal Theory, Philosophy of Law, and Juridical Deontology at the University of Navarra. In addition, she is a Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo (Peru), where she teaches in its Master’s Program in Marriage and Family since 2014. She collaborates with other teaching institutions, such as the National University of Distance Education (UNED) and the University of Navarra’s Institute of Human Rights.
COURSE: Law in the Church
Javier Escrivá Ivars
Javier Escrivá Ivars is a doctor in Law, a licentiate in Canon Law, a lawyer, a university Full Professor, an academician of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation, the director of the Institute for Family Sciences, and the director of the Master’s Program in Marriage and Family. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of “Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia,” a researcher of the Martín de Azpilcueta Institute, and a Visiting Professor of the Faculty of Canon law of the University of Navarra. He teaches in the University of Navarra’s Master’s Programs in Human Rights, Peace, and Sustainable Development as well as in Mediation, Arbitration, and Conflict Management in Private Law; he also teaches in the University of Valencia’s Master’s Program in Advocacy.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of Consociatio Internationalis Studio Iuris Canonici Promovendo, a member of the Editorial Committee of Eunsa, the editor-in-chief of the journal Persona y Derecho, and a lecturer at the University of Navarra, Autonomous University of Madrid, and Jaume I University in Castelló. Since 1990, he is a Full Professor of Canon Law and State Ecclesiastical Law at the University of Valencia, in whose Faculty of Law he carries out his teaching and research activities.
COURSE: Mediation and conflict prevention
Felipe Heredia Esteban
He earned his doctorate from the University of Navarra’s Faculty of Canon Law. He was appointed as prelate auditor of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota by Pope Benedict XVI in 2011. He was ordained presbyter in Rome in 1987 by Pope John Paul II. Monsignor Heredia belongs to the Diocese of Calahorra y La Calzada-Logroño, where he served as secretary of the ecclesiastical Tribunal from 1992 to 1999. In 1999, he was appointed as the Diocese’s judicial vicar. In 2007, he left this post and began to serve as judge of the Tribunal of the Rota of the Apostolic Nunciature of Madrid. In Logroño, he also taught Canon Law at the seminary from 1994 to 2005.
COURSE: Canonical jurisprudence
He obtained his doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and doctorate in Law from Complutense University of Madrid. He is the dean of the Tribunal of the Rota of the Nunciature of Spain; the director of the Rotal Studies of the previously-mentioned Tribunal; an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Canon Law of Comillas University and the University of Navarra; a lecturer in the Specialization Course in Matrimonial Cases at San Pablo CEU University and Complutense University. He serves as chaplain of Mater Salvatoris College in Madrid.
COURSES: Jurisprudence and procedural praxis; End-of-program assignment
Gerardo Núñez González
He obtained his licentiate in Civil Law from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and the title of Doctor in Canon Law from the University of Navarra. He teaches Patrimonial Canon Law, Philosophy of Law, and Procedural Canon Law at the University of Navarra’s Faculty of Canon Law since 1998.
His research concerns procedural law in the field of special norms of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s penal competence and the recent procedural reform in matrimonial sphere.
He has published on penal law, judicial competences of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, procedural aspects of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, and matrimonial procedural reform.
COURSE: Matrimonial processes in the Church
José María Pardo
He is an Associate Professor of Moral Theology at the Department of Systematic Theology of the University of Navarra’s Faculty of Theology (since September 2015). In 2009, he obtained his doctorate in Medicine (Bioethics) from the Institute of Bioethics of the “Agostino Gemelli” Faculty of Medicine & Surgery at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy.
He has extensively researched into human conception—concretely, issues related to contraception and fertility treatment—and ethical questions concerning unborn human life. He is an author and co-editor of several monographs and numerous articles in scientific journals and collective works.
COURSE: Sacrament of matrimony
Jorge Pla was born in Barcelona. He majored in Medicine at the University of Navarra and specialized in Psychiatry at Clínica Universidad de Navarra (CUN) in 1994, thereby earning his doctorate in Medicine in 2003. He is a husband and father of five children; he is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine since 2003 and teaches Elements of Canonical Forensic Psychiatry at the Faculty of Canon Law since the 2006-2007 academic year.
He was hired in 1994 as Clinical Collaborator at CUN’s Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology. In 2004, he was appointed as consultor and held the position of co-director of the same department from April 2005 to May 2012. He has coordinated the Psychiatric Hospitalization Unit of that department for 18 years. Since June 2015, he gives outpatient consultation.
He is a member of the Spanish Society of Psychiatry and the Spanish Society of Biological Psychiatry, a voting member of the Spanish Society of Psychogeriatrics’ Board of Directors, the president of the Basque-Navarran Society of Psychiatry; he is also a member of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the International Psychogeriatric Association, and the International College for Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology, as well as the vice-president of the Research and Teaching Forum for the Life Quality of Elderly People.
COURSE: Forensic psychiatry
Elisa Rodrigues de Araujo
Doctor in Canon Law and State Ecclesiastical Law (University of Navarra). Specialist in Marriage and Family (Institute for Family Sciences, University of Navarra, 1993-1996). University Expert Certificate in Mediation (UNED, 2010-2011).
Activities in ecclesiastical tribunals: the handling of cases of marriage nullity (since 1991); Judge of the Metropolitan Tribunal of Braga (since 1999); Defender of the Bond in the interdiocesan Tribunal of Vilarealense (2010-2013); Judge of the ecclesiastical Tribunal of Oporto (2011-2017); Member of the Portuguese Association of Canonists and the Spanish Association of Canonists. Professor in the Master’s Program in Matrimonial Canon Law at the Catholic University of Portugal (2015-2016). Associate Professor of the University of Navarra’s Faculty of Canon Law. Lecturer of Canonical Jurisprudence at the same Faculty and of Human and Family Rights in the Master’s Program in Marriage and Family at the Institute for Family Sciences.
COURSE: Canonical jurisprudence; End-of-program assignment
Director: Prof. Juan Ignacio Bañares
Adjunct Director: Prof. Jordi Bosch
Coordinator: Dña. Beatriz Castillo
Secretary: Mr. Eduardo Flandes
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