TMPS 7087 Structures of Pastoral Leadership in Local Church (Spring: 3 )
This course will treat a variety of theological, canonical, and pastoral issues regarding the particular church. Special attention will be given to the roles of bishops and pastors, along with ecclesiastical offices that can be undertaken by the lay faithful. The structure and functioning of consultative organs, such as diocesan and parish pastoral councils and the presbyterial council, will be explored. Questions concerning the restructuring of parishes and their pastoral care will receive special attention. Sources will include a wide variety of conciliar and postconciliar documents, including the canons 368-572 of the Code of Canon Law.
Instructor(s): James Conn, S.J.
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13