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  Renken, John Anthony
Associate Professor
Program:
Office : GIG 355
Phone: 613-236-1393, ext.: 2236
Cellphone: 217-622-0343
Email: jrenken@ustpaul.ca


Research Activities:

Temporal Goods; Penal Law; Organization of Particular Churches; Matrimonial Law; Procedural Law

Education:

B.A., Philosophy, Cardinal Glennon College, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1975
M.A., Civil Law, University of Illinois at Springfield, 1988
S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Urbe, Rome, 1981
J.C.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Urbe, Rome, 1981

Courses taught:

Temporal Goods, Particular Churches, Marriage Consent, Jurisprudence, Seminar on Tribunal Practice, Church-State Relations, Seminar on Chancery Practice, Canonical Latin, Procedural Law

Publications:

Books:

Renken, John A. Church Property: A Commentary on Canon Law Governing Temporal Goods in Canada and the United States of America, New York, Alba House, 2009, xi, 415 pp.

Renken, John A. Particular Churches and the Authority Established in Them: Commentary on Canons 368-430, Ottawa, SPU, Faculty of Canon Law, 2011, 410 pp.

Renken, John A. Particular Churches: Their Groupings: Commentary on Canons 431-459. Ottawa, SPU Faculty of Canon Law, 2012, 378 pp.

Renken, John A. Particular Churches: Their Internal Ordering: Commentary on Canons 460-572, Ottawa, SPU, Faculty of Canon Law, 2011, 500 pp.

Articles in Books:

“Particular Churches (cc. 368-430),”in New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law, John P. Beal, et al (eds.), New York, Paulist Press, 2000, pp. 501-565.

“Pastors and Parishes (cc. 515-544),” in New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law, John P. Beal, et al. (eds.), New York, Paulist Press, 2000, pp. 673-724.

Articles:

“The Canonical Implications of Canon 517, § 2: Parishes Without Resident Priests,” in CLSA Proceedings, (1988), pp. 249-263.

“Pastoral Planning and Dialogue Among the People of God: Reflections on Pastoral Councils,” in The Jurist, 53 (1993), pp. 132-154.

“The Parish, Community of the Christian Faithful in the Particular Church: Reflections on Some Aspects of Parochial Communio,” in CLSA Proceedings, (1998), pp. 179-223.

“Law in the Service of the Church in America,” in CLSA Proceedings, (2001), pp. 17-36.

“Diocesan/Eparchial Pastoral Councils: Historical Development in Canon Law: Practical Considerations.” (2002) http://www.usccb.org/laity/dpc3.shtml

“Duc in Altum! Communio: Source and Summit of Church Law,” in The Jurist, 63 (2003), pp. 22-69.

“The Principles Guiding the Care of Church Property,” in The Jurist, 68 (2008), pp. 136-177.

“Pious Wills and Pious Foundations,” in Philippine Canonical Forum, 10 (2008), pp.69-110.

“The Collaboration of Civil Law and Canon Law in Church Property Issues,”in Studies in Church Law, 4 (2008), pp. 43-80.

“Particular Law on Temporal Goods,” in Studies in Church Law, 4 (2008), pp. 447-454.

“Canon 1263: Parish Financial Goals,” in CLSA, Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions, (2008), pp. 122-124.

“Canons 1717-1731: Rights of a Priest Accused of Misconduct With an Adult,” in CLSA, Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions, (2008), pp. 134-138.

“Penal Law and Financial Malfeasance,” in Studia canonica, 42 (2008), pp 5-57.

“The Diocesan Bishop and the Generation of Diocesan Revenue,” in Philippine Canonical Forum, 11 (2009), pp.79-112.

“Canons 945-958: Diocesan Practices Concerning Mass Stipends,” in CLSA, Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions, (2009), pp. 94-99.

“Canon 1285: Donations and Stable Patrimony,” in CLSA, Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions, (2009), pp. 127-132.

“Canon 1160: Defective Convalidation,” in CLSA, Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions (2009), pp. 112-119.

“Temporal Goods in the Latin and Eastern Codes: A Comparative Study,” in Studies in Church Law, 5 (2009), pp. 79-118.

“The 2009 Special Faculties Conceded by Pope Benedict XVI to Address Serious Clergy Issues: A Brief Commentary,” in Studies in Church Law, 5 (2009), pp. 277-296.

“The Quasi-Parish: A Definite Community of the Christian Faithful in a Particular Church,” in Studia canonica (2009), pp. 27-46.

“Extraordinary Convalidation: The Radical Sanction of an Invalid Marriage,” in Periodica 99 (2010), pp. 461-501.

“The Stable Patrimony of Public Juridic Persons,” in The Jurist, 70 (2010), pp. 131-162.

“The Parochus as Administrator of Parish Property,” in Studia canonica 43 (2009), pp. 487-520.

“Canons 136, 1111: Provincial-Wide General Delegation to Assist at Marriages”in CLSA Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions (2010), pp. 75-78.

“Canons 1266, 1263: Special Collections in, and Taxation of, a Catholic Hospital ‘Chapel,’” in CLSA Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions (2010), pp. 135-138.

“Canons 515 § 2, 121-123: Modifying Parish Structures,” in CLSA Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions (2010), pp. 79-82.

“Canons 1277, 1281: Acts of Extraordinary Administration,” in CLSA Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions (2010), pp. 139-147.

“The Subsequent Valid Celebration of ‘Civil Unions:’ Reflections on the Guidance of the Apostolic Signatura,” in Janusz Kowal and Joaquín Llobell (eds.), “Iustitia et iudicium,” Studi di diritto matrimoniale e processuale canonico in onore di Antoni Stankiewicz, 4 vols, Vatican City, Libreria editrice Vaticana, 2010, vol. 2, pp. 1217-1236.

“The Statutes of a Parish,” in Studia canonica, 44 (2010), pp. 99-148.

“Periculum Mortis: Danger of Death in Church Law,” in Philippine Canonical Forum, 12 (2010), pp. 69-99.

“Normae de gravioribus delictis: 2010 Revised Version, Text and Commentary,”in Studies in Church Law, 6 (2010), pp. 51-115.

“The College of (Eparchial) Consultors,” in Studia canonica, 44 (2010), pp.445-495.

“Chaplains in Canon Law,” in Studia canonica, 45 (2011), pp. 191-223.

“Canon 502: College of Consultors,” in CLSA Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions (2011), pp. 77-81.

“Consultation with the Episcopal Vicar before Appointing a Pastor,” in CLSA Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions (2011), pp. 82-87.

“Threatening Contracts: The Discipline and Application of Canon 1295,” in Studia canonica, 45 (2011), pp. 501-519.

“Finance Councils and Finance Officers in the Latin and Eastern Codes: A Comparative Study,” in The Jurist, 71 (2011), pp. 295-315.

“Parishes in the Latin and Eastern Codes: A Comparative Study,” in Studies in Church Law, 7 (2011), pp. 139-170.

“The Munus of an ‘Interim Parish Leader’,” in Philippine Canonical Forum, 13 (2011), pp. 75-97.

“The Personal Ordinariate for Former Anglicans in the United States,” in Worship, 86 (2012), pp. 208-222.

“The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter: Canonical Reflections,” in Studia canonica, 46 (2012), pp. 5-50.

“Canon 1267: Restricted Donations to a Parish,” in CLSA Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions (2012), pp. 103-105.

“Simple Convalidation of a Marriage Invalid Due to Defective Consent “Privately and in Secret” – Reflections on Canon 1159 § 2,” approved for publication in Philippine Canonical Forum, 14 (2012)

“Metropolitans in the Latin Church,” approved for publication in Studies in Church Law, 8 (2012)

Index:

Annotated index in Code of Canon Law: Latin-English Translation, Washington, D.C., CLSA, 1999.

Translations:

Code of Canon Law: Latin-English Translation. Washington, D.C.: CLSA, 1999. [Chair of Translation Committee, Author of the Annotated Index]

“Norms of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota” in Exegetical Commentary on the Code of Canon Law, V. Chicago: Midwest Theological Forum, 2004. Pp. 257-288.

Book Reviews :

Anzar Gil, Federico C., Derecho Matrimonial Canónico, vol. 1: Cánones 1055-1094, Salamanca: Publicaciones Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, 2001, pp. 471; in The Jurist 66 (2006), pp. 511-512.

Arrieta, Juan Ignacio (ed.), Enti Ecclesiastici e Controllo Dello Stato, Studi Sull’istruzione Cei in Materia Amministrativa, Studi di Istituto di Diritto Canonico San Pio X, No. 5, Venezia, Marcianum Press, 2007, pp. 326, ISBN 978-88-89736-24-1; in The Jurist 70 (2010), pp. 513-514.

Asselin, Anne. Les laïcs au service de leur Église: Le point actuel du droit. Ottawa, Saint Paul University, Faculty of Canon Law, 2008, pp. xiv, 270, ISBN 978-0-919261-59-4; in Philippine Canonical Forum 10 (2008), pp. 401-402.

Baima, Thomas A. (ed.), What Is a Parish? Canonical, Pastoral, and Theological Perspectives, Chicago/Mundelein: Hillenbrand Books 2011. Pp. xv, 207. – ISBN: 978-1-59525-033-9; in Worship 86 (2012), pp. 189-190.

Codice di diritto canonico commentato, a cura della Redazione di Quaderni di Diritto Ecclesiale, Alberto Perlasca and Mauro Rivella, eds. (1st and 2nd ed) and Adolfo Zambon, ed. ( 3rd ed.) III ed., Milano, Àncora Editrice, 2009, pp. 1808, ISBN 978-88-514-0654-7, € 109,00; Studia canonica 43 (2009), p. 565.

Hernández Mercado, Luis de Jesús, Mario Medina Balam, and Jorge Luis Roque Pérez, Cuestiones Selectas De Derecho Parroquial, by Mexico, Universidad Pontificia de Mexico, 2006 (vol. 1, Pp. 360 – ISBN: 968-5448-27-2) and 2008 (vol. 2, Pp. 367 – ISBN: 968-5448-36-1); in Studia canonica (2008), pp. 541-542.

Kowal, Wojciech and William H. Woestman, Special Marriage Cases and Procedures, 4th rev. ed., Ottawa, Faculty of Canon Law, Saint Paul University, 2008, pp. xii, 355, ISBN 978-0-919261-61-7; in Philippine Canonical Forum, 11 (2009), pp. 379-380.

La Giurisprudenza Della Rota Romana Sul Matrimonio (1908-2008), by the Associazione Canonistica Italiana, Paolo Moneta, President, Studia giuridici, 87, Vatican City, Libreria editrice vaticana, 2010. – 316 p. – ISBN 978-209-8337-6 – € 40,00; in Studies in Church Law, (2010), pp. 460-462.

Le Tourneau, Dominique, Manuel de droit canonique, Gratianus Series, Montréal, Wilson & Lafleur, 2020, 636 p.– ISBN 978-2-89127-987-1 – CAD $49.95; in Studia canonica, 46 (2012), pp. 264-265.

Melnyk, Roman A., Vatican Diplomacy at the United Nations: a History of Catholic Global Engagement, Lewiston, The Edward Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. vi, 269; in Philippine Canonical Forum, 13 (2011), pp. 327-329.

Nobel, Michael-Andreas, Die wissenschaftliche Ausbildung der Priesterkandidaten in der lateinischen Kirche. Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Partikulargesetzgebung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, THEO – Studienreihe Theologische Forschungsergebnisse, vol. 81, Hamburg, Verlag Dr. Kovač, 2008. 586 pp. ISNB 978-3-8300-3320-2, in Studies in Church Law 5 (2009), pp. 517-519.

Pighin, Bruno Fabio, Diritto penale canonico, Venezia, Marcianum Press, 2008, pp. 654, ISBN 978-88-89736-45-6; in Studia canonica 24 (2008), pp. 272-274.

Schouppe, Jean-Pierre, Derecho patrimonial canónico, Pamplona, Ediciones Universidad de Navara, 2007, pp. 237, ISBN 978-84-313-2508-4; in Studia canonica 42 (2008), pp. 266-267.

Schouppe, Jean-Pierre, Droit canonique des biens, Montréal, Wilson & Lafleur, Ltée, 2008, pp. 257, ISBN 978-2-89127-8565-0; in The Jurist, 71 (2011), pp. 257-259.

Signié, Jean Marie, Paroisses et administration des biens: Un chemin vers l’autosuffisance des Églises d’Afrique, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2007, pp. 368, ISBN: 978-2-296-03837-0; in Studia canonica, 41 (2007), pp. 577-578.

Suchecki, Zbgniew, Le privazioni e le proibizioni nel Codice di Diritto Canonici del 1983, Vatican City, Libreria editrice Vaticana, 2010, pp. 295, ISBN: 978-83-7485-136-7; in Studia canonica, 45 (2011), pp. 566-567.

Walczak, Roman, Sede vacante come consequenza della perdita di un officio ecclesiastico nel Codice di Diritto Canonico del 1983, Rome, Pontificia Università Lateranense, 2008, 391 pp., ISBN 978-83-7401-058-0; in Studia canonica, 44 (2010), pp. 272-274.

Woestman, William, Canon Law and the Sacraments for Parish Ministry, Ottawa, Saint Paul University, Faculty of Canon Law, 2007, pp. xv, 406, ISBN 978-0-919261-58-7; in Studies in Church Law, 4 (2008), pp. 469-470.

Zalbidea, Diego, El control de las enajenciones de bienes eclesiástica. El patrimonio estable, Pamplona, Editiones Universidad de Navarra, 2008, pp. 318, ISBN 978-84-313-2596-1; in Studia canonica, 70 (2010), pp. 551-553.