The 2013 CHA Mission Leader Survey indicates most mission leaders see a need
to grow in their competency of canon law relative to Catholic health care. As
part of CHA's commitment to the ongoing growth and development of mission
leaders, we are pleased to give this unique offering.
Internationally renowned canon lawyer, Rev. Francis G. Morrisey, OMI,
presented a one hour webinar that introduces mission leaders to the basics of
canon law needed in their role. During the webinar, Fr. Morrisey described the
purpose of ecclesial law relative to Catholic health care as well as the
qualities of a canonically-sponsored "Catholic work." In addition, he
articulated the current sponsorship structures within Catholic health ministry
and explore the emerging questions for future sponsorship models. Finally, Fr.
Morrisey discussed some of the canons dealing with the "alienation of patrimony"
that are applicable to Catholic health facilities when they are being sold or
Presenters: Rev. Francis G. Morrison, OMI, Ph.D., JCD,
Professor Emeritus of Canon Law and Brian Smith, MS, MA, M.Div., Senior
Director, Mission Integration and Leadership Formation, CHA
Run time: 60 minutes