ERIC Number: ED356157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Primer on Law for DREs and Youth Ministers.
Shaughnessy, Mary Angela
This document is a discussion of civil and canon law as they apply to directors of religious education and youth ministers working in the Catholic Church. Courts no longer exercise judicial restraint with regard to matters of religion as they did before 1960; nor does the doctrine of charitable immunity still protect churches and other charitable organizations from liability for their negligent acts. The book presents the following: (1) "Civil Law Considerations for Parish Programs"; (2) "Tort Law: Some Responsibilities and Liabilities"; (3) "Considerations Regarding Canon Law and Governance"; (4) "Directors, Staff, and Volunteers: Rights and Duties"; and (5) "Some Key Questions and Concerns." A bibliography of 26 books, case citations, and other works is attached. (LBG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC. Dept. of Religious Education.