Committed to the study and application of the law of the Catholic Church at the service of its mission
56th Annual Conference – 4th to 7th September 2023
Christchurch New Zealand
About the CLSANZ
A common goal
The Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand began – as do many good things – in the late night conversation of good friends with a common interest. This was the early 1960’s in Rome, in the days before Vatican II.
The Canon Law Society of Australia was formally established in 1967 from a close-knit group of canon lawyers dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experience with others, at the service of the Catholic Church. Just as important as their expertise was also the bond of friendship and common purpose shared by the group.
Today the Society continues this legacy with a sense of professionalism, intellectual rigour and respect for the work of each member.
Canon law is the body of law established within the Church regulating its constitution, ministries and governance, defining and safeguarding rights, and ensuring mutual relationships are reconciled in justice based on charity.
Membership of the Society is open to any person who has degree in canon law or is otherwise experienced in canon law or who is involved in some way with canon law by virtue of a ministry or activity in the Church or who is interested in canon law and/or wishes to further the objects of the Society.
Would you like to become a member?
If you wish to apply for membership of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand, please click on the link below to read more and apply online.
The Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand publishes the Proceedings of its Annual Conference and The Canonist a journal which is published twice yearly.
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