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Rev. Lawrence Wrenn, J.C.D., to deliver Provost Memorial Lecture

WHAT:

Lecture: "The Life, Death and Possible Rescue of the Summary Process"

WHEN:

4 p.m., Thursday, March 22

WHERE:





The Catholic University of America
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center
Room 321/323
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

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Rev. Lawrence Wrenn, J.C.D., a renowned canon lawyer with many years of experience in Church tribunals within the United States, will deliver CUA's Fourth Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture. The title of Wrenn's lecture is "The Life, Death and Possible Rescue of the Summary Process."

Summary process is an abbreviated judicial process in Church law that dispenses with legal formalities except those required by "natural justice," a system of right or justice common to all humankind and derived from nature, rather than from the rules of society.

The Provost Lecture, which is free and open to the public, honors the memory of Rev. James H. Provost, a longtime professor of canon law at CUA who died on Aug. 26, 2000. Father Provost joined the faculty of CUA's School of Canon Law in 1979 after holding the posts of chancellor and officialis of the tribunal for the Diocese of Helena (Montana). He worked as executive coordinator of the Canon Law Society of America from 1980 to 1986 and received the society's highest honor, the Role of Law Award, in 1981. Provost served as managing editor of the CUA School of Canon Law faculty's journal, "The Jurist," from 1980 until his death.

For more information, contact CUA's School of Canon Law at 202-319-5492 or cua-canonlaw@cua.edu.

SPONSOR: The School of Canon Law

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Media contact(s):
· Chris Harrison, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600, harrisoc@cua.edu
· Katie Lee, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600, leect@cua.edu