Church Administration Handbook
Author: Lucas, Fr Brian; Slack, Peter; d'Apice, William
Publisher: St Paul's
Pages: 393 HARD BACK
The administrative landscape of the church has changed dramatically in the past forty years. Whereas once most senior administrative positions in dioceses, schools, hospitals and social welfare institutions were occupied by clergy or members of religious institutes, now they are overwhelmingly held by lay people.
The book outlines how the complex institutions that is the Catholic Church in the modern world is structured and functions. It introduces readers to important aspects of church law and to civil legislation of relevance for church-based organisations.
Prepared by experts in ecclesiastical and civil law, the Church Administration Handbooks is an invaluable resource for :
· Managers of the Church’s temporal affairs
· Administrative staff
· Members of finance councils and boards
· Seminarians and other preparing for leadership roles in the church
· Professional advisers to church bodies, civil lawyers and accountants
· Journalists and member of the media who write about the church