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Major Addresses
Listed in chronological order:
  • The Past as Prologue: A Consideration of Canon Law in the United States
    • Most Rev. John J. Myers
  • Response to and Prevention of Clerical Misconduct: Current Praxis
    • Most Rev. Charles J. Scicluna
  • The Interaction of Theology, Law, and Life from the Perspective of Bishops
    • Most Rev. Brian Dunn

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Listed in alphabetical order by presenter:

Tuesday, 9am-10:30am

  • A1. Recent Papal Norms and Recent Internal Measures to Ensure Timeliness at the Roman Rota
    • Most Rev. Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto
  • A2. Irregularities and Impediments for the Exercise of Orders: Context and Praxis
    • Rev. Robert Kaslyn, SJ
  • A3. To Protect and To Serve: Sacramental Records and the Lived Faith They Represent
    • Mr. Jay Conzemius
  • A4. Some Issues Related to Collaboration Between American and Mexican Ecclesiastical Tribunals
    • Rev. Mario Medina Balam
Tuesday, 11am-12:20pm
  • B1. The Defender of the Bond
    • Sr. Victoria Vondenberger, RSM
  • B2. Fifty Years after Sacrosanctum Concilium: Juridical Considerations on the Celebration of the Eucharist
    • Dr. Chad J. Glendinning
  • B3. Conditioned Consent: A Theoretical and Practical Overview
    • Mr. Timothy J. Cavanaugh
  • B4. International Priests Serving is U.S. Dioceses
    • Rev. Robert W. Oliver
Tuesday, 2:30-4pm
  • C1. In Favorem Fidei: The Favor is for the Asking
    • Rev. Msgr. C. Michael Padazinski
  • C2. Associates and Their Relationships to Religious Institutes: Gifts and Challenges
    • Sr. Deborah Cerullo, SSND
  • C3. Publish or Perish: Transparency and the Marriage Nullity Process
    • Rev. John P. Beal
  • C4. Lay Ecclesial Ministry Project on Authorization: Results of Grant Project
    • Ms. Zabrina Decker, Ms. Susan Mulheron, and Dr. Lynda Robitaille (LEM Work Group)

Wednesday, 2:30-4pm

  • D1. The Special Faculties: Documents and Process
    • Very Rev. Daniel A. Smilanic and Deacon Daniel G. Welter
  • D2. A1. Recent Papal Norms and Recent Internal Measures to Ensure Timeliness at the Roman Rota (repeat)
    • Most Rev. Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto
  • D3. Canon Law Client Confidentiality
    • Very Rev. Phillip J. Brown, SS, and Sr. Lynn McKenzie, OSB
  • D4. Steward and Servant: The Diligence of a Good Householder
    • Rev. Msgr. William King
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Keynote Address:

  • Most Rev. John J. Myers, STL, JCD, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey; Ecclesiastical Superior of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Major Addresses:

  • Most Rev. Charles J. Scicluna, SThL, JCD, LLD, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Malta
  • Most Rev. Brian Dunn, JCD, PhD, Bishop, Diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada


  • Rev. Mario Medina Balam, Ordinary Professor, Faculty of Canon Law, Universidad Pontificia de México; Diocesan Judge, Archdiocese of Yucatán
  • Rev. John P. Beal, JCD, Professor of Canon Law, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • Very Rev. Phillip J. Brown, SS, JCD, Rector, Theological College, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; Vice President/President-Elect, Canon Law Society of America
  • Mr. Timothy J. Cavanaugh, JCL, Judge, Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sr. Deborah M. Cerullo, SSND, JD, JCL, Attorney and Canonist, Law Office of Deborah M. Cerullo, SSND, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mr. Jay Conzemius, JCL, Moderator of the Tribunal, Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Ms. Zabrina R. Decker, JCL, Tribunal Chancellor, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Dr. Chad J. Glendinning, PhD, JCD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Canon Law, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Rev. Robert Kaslyn, SJ, STL, JCD, Dean, School of Canon Law, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • Rev. Msgr. William King, JCD, Pastor, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Lecturer in Canon Law, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • Sr. Lynn McKenzie, OSB, JD, JCL, Ombudsman, State of Alabama Worker’s Compensation Division; Defender of the Bond, Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama
  • Ms. Susan Mulheron, JCL, Judge; Interim Chancellor for Canonical Affairs, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Rev. Robert W. Oliver, STD, JCD, Promotor of Justice, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican City
  • Rev. Msgr. C. Michael Padazinski, JCD, Chancellor and Judicial Vicar, Archdiocese of San Francisco, California
  • Most Rev. Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto, Dean, Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota, Rome, Italy
  • Dr. Lynda Robitaille, JCD, Canonical Consultant
  • Very Rev. Daniel A. Smilanic, JCD, Vicar for Canonical Services, Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois
  • Sr. Victoria Vondenberger, RSM, JCL, Tribunal Director, Defender of the Bond, and Promoter for Justice, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio; Defender of the Bond, Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan
  • Deacon Daniel G. Welter, JD, Auditor/Actuarius, Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois



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