Franciscan School of Theology

Robert McCann

(510) 848-5232

- Adjunct Faculty in Canon Law


  • M.A. Catholic University of America
  • M.Div St. Patrick’s Seminary
  • JCL Catholic University of America

Areas of Interest

Canonical advocacy, marriage preparation and studies

Selected Course Descriptions

Canon Law: Intro and Marriage
This course is a combination of two aspects of the field of canon law. The first half of the course presents an overview of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, giving its origins and the legal traditions on which it is built. Special emphasis is on the pastoral application of the foundational principles of law and an examination of the rights and obligations of the Christian Faithful. The second half of the course covers the sacrament of marriage. Both the celebration of marriage as the law prescribes and the work of marriage tribunals when a marriage ends in divorce are studied in detail.