This course provides the student with an opportunity to examine canonical issues useful to those preparing for pastoral ministry. Rather than an abstract outline of principles of law, the study focuses on an interpretation and application of canon law for ministry in the southwestern U.S.A. The basic content includes an overview of the 1983 Code of Canon Law and, in particular, a treatment of Book II, The People of God, and of Book IV, The Sanctifying Office of the Church. Topics covered relate to Ecclesiology (TS 7315), Theology of Priesthood (TS 7236), Ecumenism (TS 7223), Christian Initiation (TS 7331), Penance and Anointing of the Sick (TS 7332), and Eucharist (TS 7333)will be offered during the course.