The Catholic University of America

Dr. William Daniel, J.C.D.

Assistant Professor of Canon Law
Phone Number: 202-319-5492
Fax Number: 202-319-4187

Email: Danielw@cua.edu 

  • Education

  • J.C.D., Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2015
    J.C.L., Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2006
    B.A., Philosophy, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN, 2002

Biography

Courses taught: Matrimonial Jurisprudence, Philosophy and Theology of Law, Sacramental Law, Matrimonial Law, Roman Law

Areas of specialization:  Procedural Law, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence, canonical Latin translation

Professional memberships/activities: Consociatio internationalis studio iuris canonici promovendo (2011-present)

Canon Law Society of America (2004-present)

 

Publication

Books: The Art of Good Governance. A Guide to the Administrative Procedure for Just Decision-Making in the Catholic Church, Gratianus Series (Montréal: Wilson & Lafleur Ltée, 2015).

"Ministerium Iustitiæ." Jurisprudence of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. Official Latin with English Translation, Gratianus Series (Montréal: Wilson & Lafleur Ltée, 2011).

Articles:

“The ‘Appellatio mere dilatoria’ in Causes of Nullity of Marriage. A Contribution to the General Theory of the Appeal against a Definitive Sentence,” Studia canonica 50 (2016) 383-452.

“The Notion of Canonical Jurisprudence and its Application to the Tribunal of the Roman Rota and Causes of Nullity of Marriage,” The Jurist 76 (2016) 197-229; Justice and Mercy Have Met. Pope Francis and the Reform of the Marriage Nullity Process, ed. Kurt Martens (Washington, DC: CUA Press, 2017) 271-303.

“The Singular Administrative Act in Canon Law,” Studia canonica 50 (2016) 175-247.

“Note” on Three Decisions Excardinationis impositae of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, Monitor Ecclesiasticus 130 (2015) 367-371.

“The Abbreviated Matrimonial Process before the Bishop in Cases of ‘Manifest Nullity’ of Marriage,” The Jurist 75 (2015) 539-591.  

“An Analysis of Pope Francis’ 2015 Reform of the General Legislation Governing Causes of Nullity of Marriage,” The Jurist 75 (2015) 429-466.

“Ongoing Difficulties in the Judicial Praxis of American Tribunals in Causes of the Nullity of Marriage,” The Jurist 74 (2014) 215-263.

“The Nullity of the Definitive Sentence in the Jurisprudence of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota,” Studia canonica 48 (2014) 5-100.

“The Competence of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura over Recourse Against the Rejection of a New Proposition of a Cause by the Roman Rota,” Studia canonica 47 (2013) 89-117.

“Brief Note on the Judicial Figure of the Secretary of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura,” The Jurist 73 (2013) 256-269.

“Brief Note on the Nature and Challenge of the Decree of Admission of a Libellus,” The Jurist 73 (2013) 242-251.

“The Preservation of Judicial Acts from Causes of the Nullity of Marriage,” Studia canonica 46 (2012) 471-487.

“The Doctrinal Contribution of Zenon Grocholewski to the Canonical Notion of Administrative Justice,” Studia canonica 46 (2012) 183-229.

“The Origins, Nature, and Purpose of Canon Law in the Recent Pontifical Magisterium,” Studia canonica 45 (2011) 329-353.

“Motives in decernendo for Admitting a Cause of Marriage Nullity to an Ordinary Examination,” Studia canonica 45 (2011) 67-120.

“Nullity of the Definitive Sentence Due to the Violation of the Right of Defense. A Case Study,” The Jurist 71 (2011) 159-172.

“The Notion of Moral Certitude in Canonical Tradition and in the Dynamism of the Judicial Process,” Studies in Church Law 6 (2010) 209-268.

“The Notion of Moral Certitude with Particular Application to the Acts Mentioned in c. 1682, §2 (CCEO, c. 1368, §2),” CLSA Proceedings 72 (2010) 142-174.

“The Principle of Legality in Canon Law,” The Jurist 70 (2010) 29-85.

“The Dissenting Conclusion of the Judge,” Studia canonica 44 (2010) 189-209; CLSGBI Newsletter 168 (December 2011) 30-48.

“The Power of Governance of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura with Historical Antecedents,” Ius Ecclesiæ 21 (2009) 631-652.

“The Historical Development of the Power of Governance of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura,” Studia canonica 43 (2009) 47-80.

“The Strictly Judicial Function of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura,” Studies in Church Law 5 (2009) 119-172.

“The Publication of the Definitive Sentence,” Studia canonica 42 (2008) 393-436.

“Juridic Acts in Book VII of the Codex iuris canonici,” Studia canonica 40 (2006) 433-486.

“The Ethical Dimension of the Role of the Ecclesiastical Judge in the Rotal Allocutions of John Paul II,” Studia canonica 40 (2006) 71-93.

Translations Decisions of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura and the Tribunal of the Roman Rota published in The Jurist (Washington, D.C.), Studia canonica (Ottawa) and Monitor Ecclesiasticus (Rome).