Books Recommended by Graduates for New Students

Code of Canon Law, Latin-English Edition: New English Translation. Washington, DC: CLSA, 2001. [Preferred]

Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, Latin-English Edition. Washington, DC: CLSA, 1992.

Any commentaries on the 1983 Code of Canon Law (especially Beal, John P. et al., eds. New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law. New York/Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2000.

The documents and post-conciliar of the Second Vatican Council; helpful but expensive: Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils, ed. Norman Tanner. London and Washington: Sheed and Ward and Georgetown University Press, 1990.   2 Volumes.

The Rites of the Catholic Church: The Roman Ritual Revised By Decree Of The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council And Published By Authority Of Pope Paul VI And Pope John Paul II.  Prepared by the International Commission on English in the Liturgy. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 1990-1991.

Cassell’s Latin Dictionary (hardback) (ISBN: 0025225804)

Classes With Required Books

CL 701, History of Canon Law:   Professor Palopiano
Required: Gratian, Treatise on Laws, trans. Augustine Thompson and James Gordley (Catholic University Press 1993) ISBN 081320786
Recommended: F. Donald Logan, The History of the Church in the Middle Ages (Routledge 2002) ISBN 0415132894

CL 715, American Law for Ca:   Professor Duggin/O'Leary
Podgor, Ellen S. & Cooper, John F., eds., Overview of U.S. Law. Newark/San Francisco: LexisNexis, 2009. The ISBN: 978-1-42242-144-4

CL 720, Ordained Ministry:   Professor Kaslyn
The Sacrament of Orders and The Clerical State: A Commentary On the Code of Canon Law. Ottawa: Saint Paul University 2006

CL 726, Lay Ministry:   Professor Decker
Osborne, OFM, Kenan B. Ministry: Lay Ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. New Jersey: Paulist Press, 1993  ISBN:  0-8091-3371-7.

CL 739, Matrimonial Jurisprudence:   Professor Jenkins
Rotal Jurisprudence: Selected Translations. Victoria Vondenberger, Ed. Canon Law Society of America, 2011. ISBN-10: 1-932208-30-5
The Civil Law Tradition: An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America 3rd Edition. John Merryman & Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo. Stanford 

CL 740A, Selected Issues in Rotal Jurisprudence:   Professor Ferrante

V. Vondenberger, RSM, ed., Rotal Jurisprudence, Washington DC, 2011, Canon Law Society of America ISBN 1-932208-30-5

CL 741, Procedural Law:   Professor Beal

Ludicke-Jenkins, Dignitas Connubii: Norms and Commentary published by the CLSA

CL 746, Protection of Rights:   Professor Martens

Ministerium Iustitiæ: Jurisprudence of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. Official Latin with English Translation (Gratianus Series), trans. William L. Daniel (Montréal: Wilson & Lafleur, 2011) ISBN: 978-2-89127-890-4.

CL 771, Eastern Law:   Professor Faris

Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches. Latin-English Edition.  Canon Law Society of America: Washington, DC, 2001.
Lorusso, Lorenzo.  Eastern Catholics and Latin Pastors: Issues and Canonical Norms, trans. John D. Faris. Washington: Canon Law Society of America, 2013.