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CLSA Elects New Officers and Honors Cogan

Thursday, November 01, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Colleen Crawford
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During the 74th Annual Business Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, the CLSA membership elected three new officers to the Board of Governors.

The Very Rev. Phillip J. Brown, S.S., assumes the post of Vice-President/President-Elect for 2012-2013. Father Brown currently serves as Rector for Theological College in Washington, D.C. He is a priest from the Diocese of Bismarck and is the General Treasurer for the Society of Saint Sulpice.

Rev. Patrick Cooney, O.S.B., from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and Rev. John J.M. Foster from The Catholic University of America School of Canon Law were elected to the Office of Consultor. Both will serve a term of three years.


Outgoing president Mrs. Rita Joyce and new president Rev. John Vaughan congratulate the newly elected officers at the 2012 convention. (L-R, Rev. John Foster, Rev. Phillip Brown, Joyce, Vaughan, and Rev. Patrick Cooney)


The Canon Law Society of America also acknowledges Rev. Patrick J. Cogan, S.A., the 2012 recipient of the Role of Law Award. Please click here to read Rita Joyce's citation and here to read Father Cogan's response.

Father Cogan served as Executive Coordinator of the CLSA from 1992 to 1999, a consultor on the Board of Governors from 2001 to 2003, and a member of the Convention Planning Committee from 2007 to 2011. He is the editor of Canon Law Digest XIII and Canon Law Digest XIV.


The Canon Law Society of America extends its sincere congratulations to the newly-elected officers and to Father Cogan. Thank you for your service to the Society!

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