The Catholic University of America

Rose Mc Dermott, S.S.J., J.C.D.

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

  • Education

    J.C.D. Canon Law, M.A. Religious Studies                                                  
  • Biography

    Courses taught: Basic Principles of Canon Law, Canon Law and Sacramental Ministry, Law for Consecrated Life, Selected Issues in Consecrated Life, Sacramental Law, Sanctions

    Areas of specialization: Consecrated Life, Sacramental Law

    Professional memberships/activities: Canon Law Society of America, 1977, Consultor to Congregations for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, 2000, Assistant editor Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions, 1996, Book review editor of The Jurist, 1999, Consultor to several religious institutes and societies of apostolic life

  • Publications

    Consecrated Life:Cases, Commentary, Documents, Readings. Alexandria, VA: CLSA, 2006.

    Major publications in:
    The Code of Canon Law: A Text and Commentary. Mahwah/New York: Paulist Press, 1985.
    New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law. Mahwah/New York: Paulist Press, 2000.
    Commentarium pro Religiosus et Missionariis, Review for Religious, The Jurist, Studia Canonica, The Way, Studies in Canon Law


Director of Formation -- Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, PA; Consultor to the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life



Role of Law Award -- The Canon Law Society of America -- 2002.