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CLSA Moves to Hecker Center CLSA Newsletter T he move of the Executive Coordi- nator’s Office from Alexandria Virginia to the Hecker Center for Ministry finally took place on January 24, 2007 as last minute building details delayed their move by two weeks. The Society is deeply indebted and appre- ciative of the activity of Mrs. Kathye Geary, our CLSA Bookkeeper, who supervised the vated wings of the Paulist College next to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and is a five minute walk from the campus of Catholic University of America. The mission for the Hecker Center is to serve as office space for non- profit organizations. Approximately fifty percent of the available space is already allocated. movers in the absence of the Executive The new office space should serve the Coordinator who was attending the Board members of the Society well in the years of Governors Meeting in Orlando, Florida. to come. Our computers are networked, Boxes and dismantled office furniture and we have added wireless capability for created the atmosphere of the USS Refugee visitors to the office. In addition to a for a week or two, but the office attempted storage room, we have one large work- to conduct business and store away the gear. space with a conference/worktable and a As of this writing, much of the work is smaller office for the Executive Coordi- completed, and the office routine is getting nator. Individual thermostats provide the back to normal. office the ability to control the levels of The new office space is on the first floor heat and coolness as needed. in Suite 111 of the Hecker Center for Min- One very important item about the A quarterly publication from the Canon Law Society of America istry located at 3025 Fourth Street, NE in move with which you can help us is our Washington, DC 20017-1102. It has change of postal address and telephone/fax parking and is accessible from the Metro numbers. If you could ask your business Red line. Our new telephone number is office to update their computers with our 202/832-2350 and fax number is 202/832- new address as well as your own address 2331. The Hecker Center is named for the books, this will facilitate communication Father Isaac Hecker, the missionary, author, between the Executive Coordinator’s and founder of the Paulists who was born in Office and our members. It is something New York, 18 December, 1819 and died of a mystery, but some mail continues to there, 22 December, 1888. be forwarded to the old offices at Catholic The Hecker Center occupies two reno- University. CLSA’s new office space at Hecker Center will serve the Society for years to come. IN THIS ISSUE February 2007 2 3 4 5 5 Announce- ments Presidential Reflections CLSA Convention In Memoriam Resources t … in Christ Jesus the life-giving law of the Spirit has set you free from the law of sin and death. (Rom. 8:2) ANNOUNCEMENTS announced the appointment of Ms. ident of the council in 1994 and was Meg E. Romano-Hogan to assume elevated to the College of Cardinals in • As of Friday, December 1, 2006, the duties as Director of the Marriage 2003. A priest of Opus Dei, he was the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Tribunal as of February 1, 2007. She first member of the personal prelature in Rome announces the appointment replaces Mrs. Sandra Leighton who to lead a Roman dicastery. Replacing as, the Reverend Bruno Esposito, OP retires after more than twenty-five years him will be Auxiliary Bishop Francesco as the new Dean of the Faculty of of tribunal ministry. The new Director Coccopalmerio of Milan, who turns Canon Law. The Reverend Francisco is a JCL graduate of The Catholic 69 in early March. A canon and civil J. Ramos, OP completed his term as University of America and a CLSA lawyer who also picked up two degrees Dean of the Faculty of Canon Law. member since 1989. She and her in theology along the way, Archbishop Expressions of congratulations and husband, Dennis, married in 1994 Coccopalmerio was elevated to the gratitude may be forwarded to both and reside in Frisco, Texas. episcopacy in 1993 and has since of these outstanding canonists at • Pope Benedict XVI has changed the served as the Italian episcopate’s lead email@example.com @ bu us d ..t c e r leadership of the Pontifical Council for voice on legal issues and a national • Sister Elizabeth McDonough, O.P., the Interpretation of Legislative Texts, spokes person on ecumenical and inter- J.C.D., S.T.L., is a member of the accepting the resignation of its pres- religious dialogue. Since 2000, the new Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the ident, Cardinal Julián Herranz, and archbishop served as a member of the Springs, Columbus, OH. She holds a naming the Spanish prelate’s successor. Apostolic Signatura, the church’s J.C.D. from The Catholic University Cardinal Herranz, 76, was named pres- highest court. of America, and an S.T.L. from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception. Sr. Elizabeth has been awarded the “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice” Cross by Pope Benedict XVI upon CLSA Website Adds Features the request of Cardinal Theodore he CLSA website now has a have your password e-mailed to you McCarrick. She received this dis- tinction in recognition of her outstanding service as a canonist and advisor to Cardinals Hickey and McCarrick of Washington, DC. The Cross was conferred on her Sunday, T Calendar of Events where con- ventions, regional meetings, OEC closings, etc. are posted. The calender can be viewed as a standard monthly calendar or in a automatically. To do this, click the link titled “Request new password” just below the username and password sign-in form at the lower left corner of the CLSA.org website. Enter your weekly, daily, table or list view. The username or your e-mail address and a November 19, 2006 at the National Executive Coordinator’s Office attempts new password will be e-mailed to you Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. to provide up-to-date information on at that time. Our congratulations and best wishes upcoming events as information is pro- Change of address? It is important go to Sister Elizabeth. Sister Elizabeth vided by the various regions. Please to keep your e-mail address current joined the faculty of the Josephinum at e-mail the OEC with meeting or con- at the CLSA.org website so you can Columbus, Ohio, in the Fall 2005; she ference information you would like automatically retrieve your username is the first canonist to hold the Bishop posted on the calendar. and/or password. Your e-mail address, James A. Griffin Chair in Canon Law. CLSA Password: Your password is username and password can be viewed • CLSA President, Monsignor Stephen your CLSA ID number. This number by selecting “My Account” from the Pedone met with the Apostolic Nuncio appears on your annual dues billing. upper left menu of the CLSA.org to the United States, His Excellency You can change you username and/or website. Select the “edit” tab to access the Most Reverend Pietro Sambi, password after you sign-in by selecting the account settings form to make S.T.D., J.C.D., on Tuesday, December “My Account” from the menu. changes to your username, e-mail 5, 2006 at the Nunciature in Wash- Directory Search: To use the address, mailing address, phone ington. Archbishop Sambi became Directory Search box, locate the text numbers, etc. While on the edit Apostolic Nuncio to the United States box at the top right of the Membership screen, select “user profile.” Select the and Permanent Observer to the Orga- Directory page to lookup other CLSA “Submit” button at the bottom of the nization of the American States on Members. You can enter any search page when you are done to save your 17 December 2005. The Archbishop text (i.e., entering MD in the search changes. It is important that you expressed his interest in the continued box will return a list of CLSA members keep your account information work of members of the Canon Law located in Maryland). current as this is the information Society of America, especially in the Misplaced your CLSA.org username used to generate society mailings to areas of justice and the rights of clergy. and/or password? No problem. You can members. • The Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, 2 t CLSA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2007 PRESIDENTIAL REFLECTIONS Society Loses Two Gifted Servants s I write these istry and service to the Church. diligence, and hard work in coordinating A reflections we have com- memorated Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent As many of you know our Society recently lost two wonderful and gifted servants of the Church and law in the untimely deaths of Msgr. William Sul- livan, Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of the move from Alexandria, VA. There were a number of delays but Art saw it through along with Mrs. Kathye Geary of the Executive Coordinator’s office who provided invaluable assistance to make has begun. I have to Richmond, Virginia, and Msgr. William sure CLSA operations continued through- confess that Lent was A. Varvaro, former President of the out the transition. Thank you Art and Msgr. F. Stephen never my favorite Canon Law Society of America, both in Kathye! Pedone liturgical season but January. Bill Sullivan died as a result of I am happy to report that Msgr. this year seems dif- pulmonary fibrosis. He hosted the Eastern Ricardo Bass has agreed to chair a com- ferent. Perhaps I need more than I care to Regional Conference of Canonists’ meet- mittee implementing the resolution admit that “desert time” where we push ing last May. Bill Sullivan was a warm, passed at our Fort Worth Convention in the world aside temporarily to be alone hospitable, friendly guy who always made October 2006 on developing regional with the Lord who seeks our company you feel comfortable in his presence. Bill workshops for advocates in penal cases. and who yearns to give us the grace and Varvaro suffered a massive stroke while In response to another resolution, I strength we need for another day of min- vacationing in Aruba. He was brought appointed the senior consultors, Father back to the United States for treatment Michael Joyce, Father Ricardo Garcia, and but died never regaining consciousness. Lori Brower Albanese to serve as the Task We had been on retreat together in Force to review and make recommenda- CLSA BOARD OF GOVERNORS December at St. Joseph’s Abbey, in tions to the BOG on revising our Code President Spencer, Massachusetts, and he seemed of Professional Responsibility. Msgr. F. Stephen Pedone well. But life can change so quickly, in the The BOG had a very productive Vice President twinkling of an eye. I will miss seeing both series of meetings in Orlando, Florida, in Rev. Paul Counce of them at our national conventions and January. We reviewed plans for the 2007 at our Eastern Regional gatherings. You Convention to be held in Costa Mesa, Secretary California, October 8-12. The theme of could always depend on Bill Varvaro Msgr. Michael A Souckar striding to the closest microphone during the convention is: Ecclesia Docens, Ecclesia Treasurer a business meeting or question and Diserns: The Learning Church, The Sr. M. Dominica Brennan, OP answer session following a presentation Teaching Church. We’re gathering an Consultors or seminar, with that familiar and antici- excellent slate of speakers and presenters Rev. Michael P. Joyce, CM pated announcement preceding a probing and we’re hoping that many attend. Please Ms Lori Brower-Albanese question or insightful comment: “Bill mark your calendars! Rev. Ricardo Garcia Varvaro, Brooklyn” Bill served as CLSA The BOG met with Msgr. John Rev. John Vaughan president from October 1984 to October Alesandro, chair of the Publications Task Mrs Rita Joyce Eileen Jaramillo 1985, and received the Role of Law award Force (PTF), and Sr. Sharon Euart, chair in 1996. For years he served as convener of the Future Initiatives Project (FIP), Past President of the Eastern Regional Conference of who made a presentation relative to the Msgr. Daniel F. Hoye Canonists and was its treasurer at the time (See PRESIDENT, p. 4) of his death. To Msgr. William V. Sullivan Executive Coordinator Rev. Arthur J. Espelage, OFM and Msgr. William A. Varvaro – priests, NEW MEMBERS Canon Law Society of America Church lawyers, colleagues, mentors, and The Hecker Center, Suite 111 friends – Requiem aeternam dona ei Rev. William E. Graf 3025 Fourth Street NE Domine. Et lux perpetua luceat ei, Requi- Rochester, NY Washington, DC 20017-1102 escant in pace. Amen. Ms. Kathryn S. Cone Tel 202/832-2350 Finally, our CLSA offices have moved Indianapolis, IN Fax 202/832-2331 to the Hecker Center on the Paulist Rev. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR firstname.lastname@example.org campus in Washington. I am very grateful Washington, DC www.clsa.org to our Executive Coordinator, Father Rev. Hans Kast Arthur Espelage, OFM, for his patience, Santiago, CHILE FEBRUARY 2007 CLSA NEWSLETTER t 3 CLSA Convention Set for Southern Cal CLSA Publications he 69th Annual CLSA Con- major freeways, Orange County / John T vention will be held in Costa Mesa, California. The Hilton Orange County / Costa Mesa hotel is centrally located to all Wayne Airport and the world renown South Coast Plaza shopping resort. 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United Airlines (800) 241-6522 Terminal B For ordering CLSA Publications by telephone the existing number Commuter remains: 301/362-8197; by fax 301/206-9789; by e-mail there is American Eagle (800) 433-7300 Terminal A a change: email@example.com Delta Connection (Skywest) (800) 221-1212 Terminal A United Express (Skywest) (800) 241-6522 Terminal B (PRESIDENT, from p. 3) asked Msgr. Alesandro to chair the PAB excited about and committed to the work and he agreed. This will provide conti- that lies ahead. Membership on com- November 2006 PTF report to the BOG. nuity between the recommendations of mittees and several committee chairs have The PTF was established by the BOG to the PTF and the work of the PAB. I also changed. You can view these changes on review the work and scope of publications appointed Rev. Kevin McKenna, Very the “Committee Chart” that can be for the CLSA. One of the recommenda- Rev. Lawrence DiNardo, Rev. Paul found by logging into our Web site at tions made by the PTF and passed by the Hartmann, and Sr. Rose McDermott to www.clsa.orgw w. oc gl. r a .s w BOG was to suppress the Publications serve on the PAB. All appointments are To all of you I wish a holy Lenten Review Committee and replace it with a for five years. season as we prepare to celebrate the more comprehensive and encompassing This year promises to be a very busy great feast of Easter, a joyful time of Publications Advisory Board (PAB). I and productive time and the BOG is resurrection and new life! 4 t CLSA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2007 IN MEMORIAM of the Sacred Heart, Richmond (2005). The Reverend Joseph L. Waters Msgr. Sullivan also served the S.S.J., 86, died January 5, 2007 at xecutive Coordinator’s Office Diocese of Richmond as an advisor St Joseph Manor, Baltimore, MD. St. E learned of the passing on November 26, 2006 of the Reverend Roman Galiardi, OSB. Born on May 22, 1930 and professed on June 24, 1951, he was ordained on June to Bishop Francis DiLorenzo on the Bishop’s Administrative Advisory Council, as a member of the Council of Priests, the Diocesan Planning Commission, and the Pastoral Center Planning Committee. He served four Joseph Manor is the retirement and recu- peration facility for St. Joseph’s Society of the Sacred Heart, the Josephite Fathers and Brothers. The Josephites are a Roman Catholic Society of Catholic Service for Evangelization to African 1, 1957. A long time CLSA member, Father Galiardi earned his JCL at the years as a member of the Administrative American Communities throughout the Catholic University of America in 1959 Advisory Committee of the U.S. Con- United States founded in 1893. and his JCD from the Angelicum in ference of Catholic Bishops and served Father Waters, born May 24, 1920 1983. Abbot Dismas Kalcic and the a term as Chairman of the Eastern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania of Charles Community of St. Procopius Abbey, Regional Conference of Canonists. E. Waters and Mary E. Ryan Waters, Lisle, Illinois have posted a pictorial and Msgr. Sullivan was widely known as was the middle of five children. Father biographical announcement on the life a “southern gentleman,” whose genteel Waters was an outstanding scholar. He and career of this beloved member of manner sprung from a deep Christian was educated at Our Lady of Lourdes their community. You may view this compassion. In his work with the School and West Philadelphia Catholic entry at http://www.procopius.org. Diocesan Tribunal, he never lost sight of High School before beginning studies for the ministry of service that characterizes the priesthood. He completed college at Msgr. William V. Sullivan was born such work at its best. His leadership Epiphany Apostolic College, Newburgh, on February 4, 1941, in Richmond, and expertise among canonists have New York and St. Joseph Seminary in Virginia, to William V. Sullivan, Sr., and extended the Church’s healing mission Washington D.C. This major seminary Alice Rooney Sullivan. He was educated locally and nationally. He will be missed is the Josephite center for studies in at St. Paul Elementary School and by his colleagues and the people of the Philosophy and Theology. Joseph Waters Cathedral High School in Richmond; diocese who were his primary concern was ordained to the priesthood on Feb- St. Charles College in Catonsville, for so much of his life. Eternal rest ruary 3, 1944 at the National Shrine in Maryland, and St. Mary Seminary in grant unto him, O Lord. (See IN MEMORIAM, p. 6) Baltimore, Maryland. After studying at the Pontifical North American College and the Gregorian University in Rome, RESOURCES Msgr. Sullivan was ordained to the priesthood in Rome on December 17, Faith concerning Graviora delicata;” • The CLSA Website offers a number 1966. “Sexual Abuse of Children and of new features to visitors and Msgr. Sullivan studied canon law Young People by Catholic Priests members of the society. The website for the Diocese of Richmond at the and Religious;” “the Bishop and has added a section on Faculties of Catholic University of America in Wash- Priests with Problems;” and Canon Law throughout the world, ington, D.C., where he received both a “Recourse against Singular or listing contact information and Licentiate in Canon Law and a Masters Particular Administrative Acts of where possible a link to that Degree in Church Administration. He the Diocesan Bishops concerning particular school of canon law. served his diocese on the Diocesan Tri- Graviora Delicta cases.” For Members will also find a Chart of bunal for 37 years. During that time, he personal copies, of the CLANZ CLSA Committees and a link to served as Secretary and Judicial Vicar. He Proceedings, contact Sr. Elizabeth contact a particular committee. was named Monsignor with the rank of Delaney, sgs, Publications Editor, Prelate of Honor, by His Holiness Pope • CLSA Members may wish to consult P.O. Box 368, Canberra, ACT John Paul II, on February 16, 1997. the Proceedings of the Fortieth 2601, AUSTRALIA A faithful priest of the Diocese of Annual conference of the CLANZ Richmond for 40 years, Msgr. Sullivan held in Canberra, Australia, Sep- • Mr. John Matthew Huggins wishes served as pastor in the following parishes: tember 18-21, 2006 for information to offer his set of The Jurist for the St. Peter, Richmond (1973); St. Bridget, regarding Graviora delicta cases. price of $400.00 US. Anyone who Richmond (1983); Star of the Sea, Vir- Monsignor Charles Scicluna of the is interested should contact him at ginia Beach (1995); St. Ann, Ashland CDF provided four presentations: P.O. Box 4226 Steubenville, OH (1996) along with St. Mary of the “The Procedure and Praxis of the 43952 or telephone him at 1-740/ Annunciation, Caroline County (2004); Congregation of the Doctrine of the 424-1844. and as rector of the Cathedral FEBRUARY 2007 CLSA NEWSLETTER t 5 (IN MEMORIAM, from p. 5) States, aiding immeasurably the useful for him,” he said, “I would not have work of the Josephites. But continuing become a priest.” Washington, DC. difficulties with his hip and other ail- In return for the course help, he said, Following ordination, Father Waters ments slowly reduced his range of “I told Bill there would be a tradeoff. I was associate pastor at Holy Redeemer activities. He was always a joyful, positive would teach him basketball and tennis. parish in Washington, D.C., as well as man, with a lively sense of humor, strong But that didn’t work.” a student at the Catholic University of opinions, and not shy about sharing his Msgr. Sivillo noted that while he America in Washington, D.C. He stories with anyone around him. and Msgr. Varvaro were on vacation in received his Bachelor’s Degree, the Licen- Aruba when the latter was stricken, tiate and his Doctorate in Canon Law A Funeral Mass for Msgr. William Bishop DiMarzio was also vacationing in 1951. He continued in this field as a A. Varvaro, pastor of St. Margaret’s nearby. He said the Bishop gave him member of the Canon Law Society of Church, Middle Village, since 1993 and fraternal comfort and support and America, was also member of the a prominent canon lawyer, was offered at immediately visited Msgr. Varvaro at Catholic Theological Society of America, the church, 66-05 79th Pl., Tuesday, Jan. the hospital. “I will never forget what was professor of Canon Law at St. Joseph 30. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was the you did for us,” he said. Seminary, teaching Moral Theology as presiding celebrant and Msgr. Nicholas At his death, Msgr. Varvaro also held well. He was secretary to the Seminary’s Sivillo preached the homily with 150 the position of Promoter of Justice in the committee for accreditation for Josephite priests and nine bishops concelebrating Diocese of Brooklyn and was the director institutions. He wrote many articles for with him. The latter included Archbishop of the National Italian Apostolate the Josephite Harvest, the Society’s Michael J. Sheehan of Santa Fe, N.M., Conference. magazine. Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington, VA., The late priest earned a doctorate in After 1968, Joseph L. Waters served Bishop John F. Kinney of St. Cloud, canon law from the Gregorian University as pastor in New Orleans, Louisiana, at MN; retired Auxiliary Bishop James J. in Rome in l986 and served as president Corpus Christi and Blessed Sacrament Daly of Rockville Centre; retired Bishop of the Canon Law Society of America in parishes, and in Washington, D.C. at Thomas V. Daily; retired Auxiliary l984. The society honored him with its Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish. Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan; and Aux- Role of Law Award in l996 as “a true For a short time he was rector of Saint iliary Bishops Ignatius A. Catanello and artisan of canon law.” Augustine High School in New Orleans, Frank J. Caggiano and Octavio Cisneros. For 12 years before becoming pastor and then pastor in Holy Rosary Church Msgr. Varvaro, 68, died Jan. 25 at of St. Margaret’s, Msgr. Varvaro headed in Galveston, and Holy Family Church NYU Medical Center from a brain the Diocesan Tribunal as Officialis/ in McNair, Texas. Hip surgery in 1993 aneurysm suffered several days earlier Judicial Vicar. Before that he served first sent him to St. Joseph Manor in Bal- while on vacation in Aruba. as Assistant Chancellor and then as Vice timore, Maryland for recuperation. This In his homily, Msgr. Sivillo recalled Chancellor of the Diocese. marked the beginning of a long and his 54-year friendship with Msgr. Varvaro Pope John Paul II granted him the difficult series of health issues which with affection and humor. He remem- title of Protonotary Apostolic in l993 gradually worsened. He returned to the bered how his brilliant friend helped for having served the Church with dis- major seminary as Rector. him in his studies at Cathedral Prep in tinction. He received the rank of Prelate After his term ended, he took respon- Brooklyn, especially with courses like of Honor with the title Reverend sibility for preaching and fund raising at Greek and other languages, which he said Monsignor in l981. various parishes throughout the United were a challenge to him. “If it were not Canon Law Society of America The Newsletter of the Canon Law The Hecker Center Society is published as a service to 3025 Fourth Street NE, Suite 111 members four times a year by the Office of the Executive Coordinator, Washington, DC 20017-1102 Canon Law Society of America, The RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED Hecker Center, 3025 Fourth Street, NE, Suite 111,Washington, DC 20017- 1102. Membership in the Society is open to interested persons as active or associate members, depending on specific qualifications of training and experience in canon law. The annual membership fee is $200.00. Applica- tion forms are available from the Office of the Executive Coordinator.
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