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Ladislas M. Orsy, S.J.

Visiting Professor of Law

M.A., Oxford (Law); D.C.L., Gregorian University, Rome; L.Ph., L.S.T., School of Theology, St. Albert, Belgium; L. Phil., Rome, Gregorian

Father Orsy was formerly a professor of canon law at the Catholic University of America. He has taught Canon Law at the Gregorian University in...

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Father Orsy was formerly a professor of canon law at the Catholic University of America. He has taught Canon Law at the Gregorian University in Rome, Fordham University, the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and the Law Center. Father Orsy is the author of nine books and more than two hundred articles on topics in theology and canon law. He is a regular visitor at the Law Center where he teaches Roman Law, History of Philosophy of Law, and Canon Law.

Recent Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Noi Speravamo... Una Riflessione sul Mistero Spirituale del Movimento Ecumenico, Il Regno- Attualità, Feb. 5, 2007, at 14-19.   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., 66 Theological Stud. 910-912 (2005) (reviewing Jean-Georges Boeglin, Pierre dans la Communion des Églises: Le Ministère Pétrinien dans la Perspective de l'Église-Communion et de la Communion des Églises (2004); Jean Rigal, L'Église en Quête d'Avenir: Réflexions et propositions pour des Temps Nouveaux (2003)).    [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Authentic Learning and Receiving—A Search for Criteria, in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning 39-51 (Paul D. Murray ed. with the assistance of Luca Badini-Confalonieri, New York: Oxford University Press 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Law for Freedom: Structures and Norms in the Church Forty Years After the Council, in The Church and Human Freedom: Forty Years After Gaudium et Espes (Darlene Fozard Weaver ed., Villanova, Pa.: Villanova University Press 2006).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Episcopal Collegiality Revisited, in Synod and Synodality: Theology, History, Canon Law and Ecumenism in New Contact: International Colloquium Bruges 2003 27-32 (Alberto Melloni & Silvia Scatena eds., Munster, F.R.G.: Lit Verlag 2005).   
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Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Noi Speravamo... Una Riflessione sul Mistero Spirituale del Movimento Ecumenico, Il Regno- Attualità, Feb. 5, 2007, at 14-19.   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., The Church of the Third Millennium: An Exercise in Theological and Canonical Imagination: In Praise of Communio, 38 Studia Canonica 5-36 (2004).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Bishops’ Norms: Commentary and Evaluation, 44 B.C. L. Rev. 999-1029 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., "Quo Vadis Ecclesia:" The Future of Canon Law, 36 Studia Canonica 5-24 (2002).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Stability and Development in Canon Law and the Case of "Definitive" Teaching, 76 Notre Dame L. Rev. 865-879 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Das Spannungsverhältnis Zwischen Beständigkeit und Entwicklung im Kanonischen Recht, 8 De Processibus Matrimonialibus 299-312 (2001).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Episcopal Conferences and the Power of the Spirit, 25 Louvain Stud. 363-375 (2000).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Las Conferencias Episcopales y la fuerza del Espíritu, 241 Razon y Fe 153-164 (2000).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., 66 Theological Stud. 910-912 (2005) (reviewing Jean-Georges Boeglin, Pierre dans la Communion des Églises: Le Ministère Pétrinien dans la Perspective de l'Église-Communion et de la Communion des Églises (2004); Jean Rigal, L'Église en Quête d'Avenir: Réflexions et propositions pour des Temps Nouveaux (2003)).    [W]
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., 65 Theological Stud. 436-437 (2004) (reviewing Laurent Villemin, Pouvoir d’Ordre et Pouvoir de Juridiction: Histoire Théologique de leur Distinction (2003)).    [W]
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., 65 Theological Stud. 191-193 (2004) (reviewing Mon Journal du Concile (Éric Mahieu ed., 2002)).    [W]
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., 64 Theological Stud. 878 (2003) (reviewing Alberto Melloni, Il Conclave: Storia di una Istituzione (2001)).    [W]
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., 64 Theological Stud. 638-640 (2003) (reviewing Le Ministère des Évêques au Concile Vatican II et depuis: Hommage à Mgr. Guy Herbulot (Hervé Legrand & Christoph Theobald eds., 2001)).    [W]
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., 63 Theological Stud. 177-179 (2002) (reviewing Yves Congar, Journal d’un Théologien (1945-1956) (Étienne Fouilloux comp. & ann., 2000)).    [W]
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., 62 Theological Stud. 629-631 (2001) (reviewing Ghislain Lafont, Imagining the Catholic Church: Structured Communion in the Spirit (John J. Burkhard trans., 2000).    [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Authentic Learning and Receiving—A Search for Criteria, in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning 39-51 (Paul D. Murray ed. with the assistance of Luca Badini-Confalonieri, New York: Oxford University Press 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Law for Freedom: Structures and Norms in the Church Forty Years After the Council, in The Church and Human Freedom: Forty Years After Gaudium et Espes (Darlene Fozard Weaver ed., Villanova, Pa.: Villanova University Press 2006).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Episcopal Collegiality Revisited, in Synod and Synodality: Theology, History, Canon Law and Ecumenism in New Contact: International Colloquium Bruges 2003 27-32 (Alberto Melloni & Silvia Scatena eds., Munster, F.R.G.: Lit Verlag 2005).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., The Church of the Third Millennium: In Praise of Communio, in Common Calling: The Laity and Governance of The Catholic Church 229-251 (Stephen J. Pope ed., Wash., D.C.: Georgetown University Press 2004).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., A Lesson in Ecclesiology, in Vatican II: Forty Personal Stories 77-81 (William Madges & Michael J. Daley eds., Mystic, Conn.: Twenty-Third Publications 2003).    [BOOK]
  • Ladislav M. Örsy, S.J., The Papacy for an Ecumenical Age: A Response to Avery Dulles, in Readings in Church Authority: Gifts and Challenges for Contemporary Catholicism 280-287 (Gerard Mannion, Richard R. Gaillardetz, Jan Kerkhofs & Kenneth Wilson eds., Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate 2003).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Canon Law, Entry, in The Oxford Companion to American Law 82-83 (Kermit L. Hall ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2002).    [BOOK]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J. & John Langnan, Two Tributes to Robert F. Drinan, America, Feb. 26, 2007, at 21-22.    [W]
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Law for Life Sacrae Disciplinae Leges: Forty Years After the Council , 67 Jurist 15 (2007).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., A Time to Ponder: A Reflection on the Spiritual Mystery of the Ecumenical Movement, America, Feb. 5, 2007, at 14-19.    [W]
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., "Peter and Paul Seminar": The Unfinished Work of Collegiality, Woodstock Rep., Mar. 2005, at 8.   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Law For Life Sacrae Disciplinae Leges: Forty Years After the Council, 67 Canon L. Soc'y Am. Proc. 1-20 (2005).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., A "Notion" of Collegiality, 64 Jurist 35-38 (2004).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., In the Service of the Holy Spirit: The Ecclesial Vocation of the Canon Lawyer, 62 Jurist 21-41 (2002).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., The Divine Duty of Comity, 4 Céide 19 (2001).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., L’Età ecumenica del papato, 46 Il Regno Attualità 297-302 (2001).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., The Papacy for an Ecumenical Age: A Response to Avery Dulles, America, Oct. 21, 2000, at 9-15.    [W]
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Anmerkungen, 218 Stimmen der Zeit 419-422 (2000).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., Die Bischofskonferenzen und die Macht des Geistes, 21 Stimmen der Zeit 3-17 (2000).   
  • Ladislas M. Örsy, S.J., I Documenti della chiesa e la loro autorità, 44 Il Regno Documenti 13 (2000).   
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"A Jesuit's View: Why Pope Francis Is Different, and Why a Jesuit Pope Is Rare," an article in the San Jose Mercury News, April 3, 2013, featuring Visiting Professor Ladislas Orsy

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"A Jesuit's View: Why Pope Francis Is Different, and Why a Jesuit Pope Is Rare," an article in the San Jose Mercury News, April 3, 2013, featuring Visiting Professor Ladislas Orsy

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