From the Church Law Society
By the closing date of this issue (30 April 2009) we have received the following information about achievements of members of our Society:
Mgr. Monika Menke,
Th.D., a notary of the
JUDr. Miloš Holub, Ph.D., an attorney, defended his dissertation at the Law School of Charles University on 18 December 2008 and was awarded the academic degree Ph.D.
JUDr. Jan Klail, an
attorney, defended his doctoral work at the
Dospělová, one of the founding members of the Church Law Society and a regular
participant in the lectures on church law organized by the Society and the Law
School of Charles University, was appointed a notary
Prof. Dr. jur. Heiner Marré from
ThLic. Tomáš Kotrlý,
Th.D., defended his dissertation at the Catholic Theological School of Charles
University on 28 April 2009. His topic was “A Funeral and A Cemetery in the
Laws of the Canon Law Code, With a Particular Regard to Laws of the
Paintings by the Architect Josef Hyzler on Display in Český Dub
Josef Hyzler, a member of our Society and the designer of our logo and the
cover page of the Church Law Review, is known as one
of the authors of the preservation project for the buildings of the St. Agnes
It is with a great sorrow that we announce that P. Josef Šťastný, a personal archdean, a priest of the Prague Archdiocese and later of the Pilsen Diocese, and a member of our Society, died on 11 January 2009 before reaching age 67. A few years ago he graduated from the Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
We also received the sad news that PhDr. Jaroslav Macek, a historian and archivist, a former Chancellor of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Litoměřice and a member of our Society, died on 15 January 2009 at a blessed age.
Requiescant in pace!
A Lecture from the Lecture Series The Effects of Law on Society and the Church
Following an almost
one year break caused by the forced relocation of the Society and the
consequent loss of lecture space, the regular lecture series was finally reinstituted
on 31 March 2009. The 59th evening took place in the Collegium
Maximum of the Law School of Charles University; Dr. jur.
Wolfgang Wieshaider from
Mgr. Jiří Jirsa Attended the 5th
Christian Lawyer Global Convocation in
Lawyer Global Convocation took place on 6 - 12 June
Canon Law Courses at the Catholic Theological
On 25 February 2009 the Catholic Theological School of Charles University in Prague opened a program of vocational training (two semesters) in the field of “Canon Law,“ which consists of three courses: Canon Law 1, Canon Law 2 and State Law on Churches, which total 8 semester credit hours and a total of 104 classroom hours in the program. More information is available at http://www.ktf.cuni.cz/KTF-730.html.
From the Ball of the
As in previous
years, again this year the Prague Lawyers‘ Ball took
place in the historical Palace Žofín on
The Amendment to the Statute of the Disaster Fund of
The amended statute was published in the Acta of the Olomouc Archbishop‘s Curia ACO 2009/3. It is a fund designed „to finance repairs of Church buildings (churches, chapels and vicarages) in the Olomouc Archdiocese required due to natural disasters, namely hurricanes, hailstorms, floods, no-fault fires, and damages caused by the breakdown of waterlines, but excluding damages to movable property, or damages caused by forcible burglary, but excluding compensation for stolen property.“