The Canon Law Society Research Sub-Committee

The Canon Law Society Research Sub-Committee

 

 

 

MRS EITHNE D'AURIA                                               

 

                                                                   

 

REV LUKE BECKETT

Fr Luke Beckett OSB is a monk of Ampleforth Abbey.


He studied canon law at the Angelicum, and his doctorate looked at the role of the Superior in a Religious Institute.


He is Assessor for the English Benedictine Congregation, and a judge in the Middlesbrough Diocesan Tribunal.                                            

 

REV FRANCI BRADLEY

SECRETARY

REV FRANCIS BRADLEY         

RSC SECRETARY

Cockhill Parochial House,

Buncrana, Co

Donegal

IRELAND

 

rsc.clsgbi@live.com

 

 

REV CHRISTOPHER DAWSON                   

Ordained for the Diocese of Salford in 1998 having previously obtained degrees in Chemistry (University of Salford) and Theology and Ministry (University of Durham), Fr Dawson served as assistant priest and school chaplain before being asked to study Canon Law at the University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. 

On return to the Diocese Fr Dawson resumed parish work and was appointed to the Diocesan Tribunal as Defender of the Bond in 2004 and Judge in 2007 prior to appointment as Judicial Vicar in 2008.  In 2010 he was appointed Diocesan Chancellor. 

An enthusiastic participant in the annual conferences of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland Fr Dawson joined the Research Sub-Committee in 2014.  In 2015 Fr Dawson presented a paper at the annual conference of the Society titled ‘Suitability for Ministry and the Right to Privacy’. 

                                                    

 

 

 

REV FINTAN GAVIN

CHAIR

                                                 

 

 

REV JAMES O'KANE

GENERAL SECRETARY 

(Ex Officio)

Fr James J. O’Kane was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Motherwell on 3rd July 1997, He trained at the Royal Scots College, Salamanca (1990-97), and obtained a Bachelor Degree in Theology (S.T.B) (1995) and a Licentiate in Canon Law (J.C.L., 1997) (Can 1395.2: Clerical Sexual Misconduct in Scotland) from the Pontifical University of Salamanca.

He has held the offices of Case Instructor (1998), Judge (2000-2009), Associate Judicial Vicar (2001-2004) and Judicial Vicar (2004-2009).
Fr O’Kane is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde (Civil Law (LLB (Hons) Human Rights and the Freedom of expression of Religion (2010-2013); Masters in Law & Mediation (LLM), The Use of Mediation in Canon Law (2014). In addition to his work in Canonical Advocacy, Fr O’Kane is also a qualified Mediator and promotor of the use of Mediation in Canon law.

Fr O’Kane joined the Society in 1998. He was a member of the Society’s Research Sub-Committee (2001-2007), RSC Secretary (2004-2007).

Having served as hospital chaplain, schools’ chaplain and assistant priest, Fr O’Kane is currently Parish Priest of St Kevin’s, Bargeddie.