We believe in upholding the importance and centrality of religious freedom in our common life.

Want to Connect?

Andrew Bennett

Director, The Cardus Religious Freedom Institute

 
Read Full Bio

The Latest from Cardus Religious Freedom

The Role of Canon Law in the Catholic Tradition and the Question of Church and State
REPORT January 14th

This paper answers questions such as "What is Canon Law?" and "What are its sources, uses, and its theological basis in the Roman Catholic Church?" Fr. Laschuk, the Judicial Vicar for the Archdiocese of Toronto, also explores Christian and canonical understandings of the proper relationship between church and state and between civil and canon law. This paper is the second in a series of three papers published by the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute on the intersection of civil and canon law.

Canon Law and its Intersection with Civil Law Throughout Canadian History
REPORT January 7th

The paper, "Canon Law and its Intersection with Civil Law Throughout Canadian History" authored by Rev. Francis Morrisey briefly traces the history of Roman Catholic canon law in New France and Canada from the 16th century to the present. It was delivered at the first Decretum Symposium of the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute in Ottawa in October 2018.

Explore Our Research Programs