Dr Aidan McGrath
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications: Doctorate in Canon Law
Occupation: Judicial Vicar of the Dublin Regional
Interests: All facets of Canon Law; Ecumenical
dialogue; interface between Canon Law and Civil/Common Law
“De relatione iuridica Breve Sixti V, Cum frequenter, diei 27 iunii
1587, inter et Decretum Sacrae Congregationis pro doctrina fidei
diei 13 maii 1977”, Periodica 76(1987), 309-334.
A controversy concerning male impotence, Analecta Gregoriana n.
247, Roma 1988.
“On the gravity of causes of a psychological nature in the proof
of inability to assume the essential obligations of marriage”, Studia
Canonica 22(1988), 67-75.
“The vetitum in marriage nullity cases: a review of practice in
the Tribunals of Great Britain and Ireland”, The Canon Law Society
of Great Britain and Ireland Newsletter n. 92, 1992, 28-34.
“Conformity of sentences in marriage nullity cases”, Studia Canonica
“At the service of the truth: psychological sciences and their
relation to the Canon Law of nullity of marriage”, Studia Canonica
“Between charism and institution: the approval of the Rule of St
Clare in 1253”, Studia Canonica 31(1997), 423-448.
Co-author and co-editor of The Canon Law: Letter and Spirit, a
commentary on the Code of Canon Law, published by the Canon Law
Society of Great Britain and Ireland in 1995: Canons 96-196 and
204-367, in G. Sheehy, R. Brown, D. Kelly, A. McGrath, editors,
The Canon Law: Letter and Spirit. A Practical Guide to the Code
of Canon Law, Veritas Dublin 1995, 55-109; 115-209.
Vademecum: Assistenza ai Monasteri e alle Federazioni, Roma 1997
(in conjunction with H. Schneider and C. Escobar).
“Religious institutes as subjects of economic capacity according
to the (1983) Code of Canon Law”, in J.E. Fox ed., Render unto Caesar:
Church Property in Roman Catholic and Anglican Canon Law, Pontifical
University of St Thomas Aquinas, Rome 2000, 126-136.
“The Church: Mirror of Justice?”, Priests and People 15(2001),
“Trials and appeals in the Code of Canon Law 1983”, in Mark Hill,
ed., Faithful Discipleship: Clergy Discipline in Anglican and Roman
Catholic Canon Law, The Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University
“Communicatio in sacris: an effort to express the unity of Christians
or simply an exercise in politeness?”, in Canon Law Society of America:
Proceedings of the Sixty Third Annual Convention, October 8-11,
“Coeliacs, Alcoholics, the Eucharist and Priesthood”, Irish Theological
Quarterly 67(2002), 125-144.
“Verbi Sponsa: an Instruction on the contemplative life and on
the enclosure of nuns issued by the Congregation for Institutes
of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. Some brief
comments”, Periodica 91(2002), 361-422.
“From proofs to judgement: the arduous task of the Judge”, in The
Art of the Good and Equitable : A Festschrift in Honor of Lawrence
G. Wrenn, edited by Frederick C. Easton, Canon Law Society of America,
Washington DC, 2002, 147-173.
“The problem of scandal and Canon Law”, Priests and People 17(2003),
“Is canon 1395 a cause of disrepute for the Church?”, Irish Theological
Quarterly 68(2003), 51-60.
“Preparation and Celebration of Baptism”, in J. Conn, N. Doe, J.
Fox, (ed.), Initiation, Membership and Authority in Anglican and
Roman Catholic Canon Law, Cardiff/Rome 2005, 25-36.
“Canonical Consequences of Baptism: some introductory reflections”,
in J. Conn, N. Doe, J. Fox, (ed.), Initiation, Membership and Authority
in Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Law, Cardiff/Rome 2005, 39-48.
“The Role of Laity in Governance”, in J. Conn, N. Doe, J. Fox,
(ed.), Initiation, Membership and Authority in Anglican and Roman
Catholic Canon Law, Cardiff/Rome 2005, 305-315.
“Reading Canon 818 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches:
Some comments in the light of developing jurisprudence”, Eastern
Legal Thought 3(2004), 1-68.
`A question of interpretation: the Roman Rota and the theology
of marriage`, 8 Ecclesiastical Law Journal (2006) 425