THE INFLUENCE OF VATICAN II ON CCEO

TITLE VII, EPARCHIES AND BISHOPS CHAPTER I. BISHOPS, c. 178

  • Michael J. Kuchera Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram
Keywords: Vatican II, Oriental, Vatican I

Abstract

After a brief introduction stating the subject matter of
the two main canons involved, CIC 83 c. 381 § 1 and
CCEO c. 178, there are a few words about the
interpretation of these canons. The historical and
juridical nature of the topic is presented in three main
sections with subsections: I. Vatican I, spectaculum Deo,
Angelis et hominibus; II. The Period between Vatican I
and Vatican II; III. Vatican II, … neque vicarii
Romanorum pontificum putandi sunt: The conclusion is
that Vatican II offers an aggiornamento of jurisdiction
as presented at Vatican I and this is incorporated into
the juridical tradition of the Oriental Catholic
Churches, which must be understood in the context of
intermediate hierarchical structures which exist in the
Oriental Churches, but not in the Latin Church.

Author Biography

Michael J. Kuchera, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram

∗ Fr. Michael J. Kuchera, S.J. was born in 1956 in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He
was ordained a priest in 1987 in his native Byzantine Catholic Church of the
Eparchy of Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.A. Since 1978 he is a Jesuit of the
Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, U.S.A., currently serving in
Rome as the Dean of the Pontifical Oriental Canon Law Faculty at the
Pontifical Oriental Institute.

Published
2020-08-02