A Concise Guide to Your Rights in the Catholic Church decodes complex Roman Catholic Church law and doctrine into a practical, sound reference book. It familiarizes Catholics with the rights and obligations written into Church law for all its members while outlining the procedures in place for vindicating these rights. It is the third book in The Concise Guide Series, a series of books tackling questions of central importance for contemporary Catholicism. Glossaries, diagrams, and up-to-date bibliographies are all regular features of these pastorally sensitive and doctrinally sound resources.
Father Kevin E. McKenna is pastor of the Cathedral Community in Rochester, New York. He is past president of the Canon Law Society of America and former chancellor and canonical consultant for the Diocese of Rochester. He is author of numerous articles and books, including A Concise Guide to Canon Law and A Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching. Father McKenna also serves as general editor for the Concise Guide Series.
“This little book lifts the veil from the mystery of canon law and sheds ample light on its richness and practical wisdom for everyday Catholic life. I heartily recommend it.”
Rev. James J. Conn, S.J., Ordinary Professor of Canon Law, Pontifical Gregorian University. “An excellent interplay of Church teaching, canon law, and pastoral practice on the rights and obligations of the Christian faithful.”
Sister Sharon Euart, R.S.M., J.C.D., Past President, Canon Law Society of America.