A Novus Habitus Mentis Canon Law as Empowerment of Communio: With Particular Application to Selected New Ecclesial Communities and Associations

A Novus Habitus Mentis Canon Law as Empowerment of Communio: With Particular Application to Selected New Ecclesial Communities and Associations

By: M. Bonaventure Higgins (author)Hardback

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This book is based on the theology and ecclesiology of Vatican II, and the revised ecclesial legislation as expressed in the 1983 Code of Canon Law. The model of Church, the People of God, living in communio, is recognized as a conciliar phenomenon expressing a novus habitus mentis of the Council. While community has always been an integral part of the life of the Church, this major concept, emerging from the Council as a way forward with scope for evolution and growth, gave rise to a multiplicity of new ecclesial communities and associations. With this in mind this book considers if Canon Law, in compliance with the call of Vatican II to novus habitus mentis, is relevant to, supportive of, and facilitates the empowerment of communio with particular application to new communities and associations in the Church in fostering their growth, development and recognition, with specific emphasis on the traditional concern of the Church for those marginalized in modern society. .

About Author

Dr. M. Bonaventure Higgins is a member of the Sisters of Mercy, South Central Province, Ireland. She is a qualified teacher for primary and post-primary education and has served as principal of Our Lady of Mercy College, Beaumont, Dublin. Dr. Higgins received her Ph.D. with a specialization in Canon Law from Dublin City University / All Hallows College. She has studied at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California and engaged in research at St. Paul University Library, Ottawa. As a member of the Dublin Archdiocesan Jubilee Committee she engaged in preparation for the Jubilee 2000 and has been involved in faith sacramental, pastoral and catechetical ministries.


Abstract; Foreword by Francis G. Morrisey, OMI; Acknowledgements/Abbreviations/Introduction; 1. SEEKING COMMUNIO; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The outpouring of the Holy Spirit as Manifested in New Ecclesial Movements and in Associations of the Faithful; 1.3 New Ecclesial Movements and Associations of the Faithful as Expressions of Communio; 1.4 Seeking for Pastoral Orientations; 1.5 Basic Themes Found in Contemporary Literature; 1.6 Conclusion; 2. THE IMPACT OF CANON LAW AS AN EXPRESSION OF THE TEACHINGS OF VATICAN II ON THE CHURCH AS COMMUNIO.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773442771
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 468
  • ID: 9780773442771
  • ISBN10: 0773442774

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