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Iustitia  - Dharmaram Journal of Canon Law

Temporal Goods and the Church’s Mission

December 2016
It aims at contributing towards the enhancement and deepening of the knowledge of ecclesiastical laws contained in the Codes of Canon Law, especially the CCEO, and the Particular Laws of various Churches sui iuris and to make it accessible to scholars and experts, as well as the wider public and the practitioners of canon law in various fields of theoretical research and practical administration. Iustitia also aims at highlighting the church related civil laws of the place. Promotion of quality scientific research and comparative studies between CIC and CCEO as well as between Church laws and civil laws come within the scope of this journal. The journal will also make accessible to the public important current documents of the Church, both universal and individual Churches sui iuris. We also intend to familiarize the readers with the ongoing significant researches and publications within the target field through book reviews.

     TEMPORAL GOODS AND CHURCH’S MISSION Cherian Thunduparampil, CMI Editor-in-Chief CIC c. 1752 clearly identifies the mission or ultimate purpose of all laws in the Church: the salvation of souls, that is, the spiritual wellbeing of the faithful. Jesus came to save man from the bondage of sin and to establish the Kingdom of God. This spiritual mission, however, was not divorced from the earthly reality of man. In giving mankind the Word, He also gave bread to the needy, and we find numerous discussions of temporal goods in His Holy Scripture. For example, we read that Jesus and his disciples had a ‘treasurer,’ Judas, to manage their finances (Jn 13:29), and we find a discourse about 200 denarii before Christ ...  More... n/a
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December 2016  Vol. 7, No. 2

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  Cherian Thunduparampil
  Chief Editor
Iustitia, Dharmaram Journals
Bangalore - 560 029, India.

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