$165 – $225

East-Midwest Canon Law Conference

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Drury Plaza Hotel Richmond

11049 West Broad Street Road

Glen Allen, VA 23060

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CONTRIBUTIONS OF POPE FRANCIS: LEGISLATIVE TEXTS AND INTERPRETIVE KEYS

During his pontificate, Francis has initiated reforms in numerous areas of ecclesial life, both as Supreme Legislator and by offering interpretive keys to guide the implementation of norms. As Legislator, he has rewritten sections of the Latin and Eastern Codes and promulgated new legislation. The Instructions given to the Church during his pontificate certainly guide the interpretation and application of law, as does the Holy Father’s emphasis of certain themes: mercy, coresponsibility in mission, the preferential option for the poor and the necessity of being present to those on the margins of society.

This conference will focus primarily on three areas of concern: ascription and marriage in Eastern and Latin law; the revision of the penal law, with particular attention to clergy discipline; and a renewal of the law regarding consecrated life, including a new cause for dismissal from a religious institute.

A concluding roundtable discussion and other structured and unstructured opportunities for conversation will allow conference participants to share knowledge and best practices for the benefit of all the particular churches and institutes represented.

The Diocese of Richmond welcomes you to Central and Southern Virginia as we celebrate our bicentennial year. Richmond is a center for education, healthcare, commerce, the arts and government. The Richmond area is home to 1.3 million souls. It is our hope that your time here will be educationally and spiritually valuable, and enjoyable as well!

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Drury Plaza Hotel Richmond

11049 West Broad Street Road

Glen Allen, VA 23060

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