Services: Presentations and Workshops
offers workshops and presentations in many areas of Canon Law. Our
expertise in the development of coursework also enables us to assist
dioceses, religious communities, and other organizations with their
specific requirements for continuing education and orientation.
are usually about one hour in length and consists of a lecture with
adequate time for questions. The audience may be of a size that does
not permit much direct involvement with the speaker. However, as much
participation as possible is always planned. Handouts are
provided to assist the audience with the points covered.
is designed for smaller groups and provides more interaction between
the speaker and the audience. The time frame will be a minimum of two
hours and could extend over a few days. Hands-on activities and
participation of the audience is expected.
topics are a
sample of what may be presented in either format. Other topics are
available or can be developed to meet the specific needs of an
organization. We also offer more extended courses which can be
developed to meet the needs of a particular diocese or organization.
Communication in the Marriage Tribunal process: The parties perspective
The Code of
requires the notification and involvement of the parties in the process
of examining the validity or invalidity of a marriage. However, too
often, one or both parties are ignored or poorly informed about their
rights and obligations throughout the trial. This presentation will
discuss the canonical and pastoral implications of communicating with
both the petitioner and respondent in the process. Benefits for all
parties will be discussed.
canonists and case
instructors are not trained in interviewing parties to obtain
juridically pertinent information. This presentation will discuss
interviewing techniques to assist in gathering appropriate information
for the grounds under investigation while avoiding traps and
Cooperation and collaboration from the laity's perspective
The number of
lay persons committing to a life in the church is growing. This
presentation will discuss the various challenges and tension which a
lay person often faces while working under the provisions of Canon
129.2 and other canons which provide for offices in the Church.
Challenging situations in the parish
situations often affect the parish community and the Tribunal. This
presentation will discuss dealing with difficult people and difficult
situations surrounding the cases of those examining the validity or
invalidity of their marriages. Obligations and rights of the parties
and the pastoral ministers will be examined.
Using mediation strategies for solving canonical disputes
on the obligations set forth by various canons to solve disputes by
means other than a trial; most specifically by mediation. The Code of
Canon Law will be examined in order to discuss the need for solving
disputes by means other than a trial. Strategies used during mediation
will be shared as will examples of pastoral practice that can be helped
by these strategies.
Our Fees for Presentations/Workshops
Presentations and/or workshops will be charged at the usual fees or are
negotiated with clients with special circumstances.
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