Canon Law (JCL)

BBI-TAITE’s unique partnership with Saint Paul University, Canada allows students in the southern hemisphere to participate in Canon Law degrees. With the support of a nihil obstat from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Saint Paul University, Canada, through its partnership with BBI-TAITE, offers online and intensive on-campus courses in Australia for the Licentiate in Canon Law / Master of Canon Law degree, as well as Graduate Diplomas in Canon Law, Canonical Practices or Ecclesiastical Administration

The Code of Canon law is the instrument which governs the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II promulgated the Code of Canon Law (for the Latin Catholic Church) in 1983, and the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches (for the several Eastern Catholic Churches) in 1990.

In 2002, the Holy See promulgated new norms for the teaching of canon law. These required a complete revision and expansion of the programs offered at St Paul’s, effective 2004-2005. The programs and description of courses at SPU reflect the application of the new norms.

The program between St Paul University (SPU) and BBI–TAITE provides a thorough understanding of the 1983 Latin Code, and presents the fundamentals of the 1990 Eastern Code.

  • Bishops and Auxilary Bishops
  • Vicar General, Vicars Forane, Episcopal Vicars
  • Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors
  • Priests, Religious, and Permanent Deacons
  • Diocesan and Religious Institute Financial and Business Administrators
  • Tribunal Workers
  • Parish Leaders
  • Church Agency Leaders
  • Heads of Mission
  • Civil Lawyers
  • Members, Directors, Trustees and Offices of Public Juridic Persons/Ministerial Juridic Persons
  • Members of other Governing Church Boards or Committees