The Power of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to Derogate from Prescription: an Evaluation of the Legality and Justice of the 2002 Rescript KU Leuven
This dissertation evaluates the legality and justice of the 2002 rescript authorizing the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith “to derogate from the terms of prescription on a case-by-case basis.”
Chapter two investigates the juridic foundations of the institute of extinctive prescription and provides an historical overview of its raison d’être. The results suggest that the positive law right not to be accused of a crime ...
The reform of the penal canon law in the 21th. century, illustrated by the delicts committed in the celebration of the sacraments KU Leuven
Sanction law in the Church is evolving. This applies to both the substantive norms as well as criminal procedure law.
After a lot of legislative work, especially during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II (Sacramentorum Sanctitatis Tutela - 2001) and Pope Benedict XVI (Delicta graviora - 2010) , the codification of Book VI is being tackled. This is crucial since without codification one would need to check all the individual laws and ...