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Canon Law: Home

Explore the major resources for the study of Canon Law.

Archdiocesan Tribunal

For information on matters of canon law, especially questions about marriage, contact the Chancery at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.


This guide provides an introduction to the major resources for the study of Canon Law. It includes sources for the text of the code, including older and current versions plus the Eastern Code. It also offers instructions on finding commentaries and books on canonical topics and an overview on locating journal articles using the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index. You can select the topic you are interested in or proceed through all of the tabs for a overview of sources. 

Online Sources for the History of Church Law