The Endow Podcast

137. Of the Eastern Churches (Orientalium Ecclesiarum): A Conversation with Nicole Delaney, JCL

May 09, 2023
The Endow Podcast
137. Of the Eastern Churches (Orientalium Ecclesiarum): A Conversation with Nicole Delaney, JCL
Show Notes

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On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, interviews Nicole Delaney, JCL on Vatican II's decree on the Catholic Churches of the Eastern Rite. They discuss the richness of the Church's legal system, the diversity and unity of the 24 Catholic Churches, and why this short decree should be read and lived by lay people. 

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Nicole Delaney, JCL, is a native of Minnesota and attended the University of St. Thomas, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Catholic Studies, with a minor in Theology.  She spent two years working in the corporate sector before returning to school to study Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome.  After completing her studies, she began her education in canon law at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C.  Upon graduation with her licentiate, Nicole moved to Arizona to begin working for the Tribunal of the Diocese of Phoenix.  Nicole is currently the Director of the Office of Canonical Services & the Tribunal.  Her duties include managing the daily operations of the Tribunal and supervising all procedures and staff.  She also is a canonical advisor to the bishop, diocesan staff, and parishes.  Nicole deals with any matter of canon law, most especially Sacramental Law, Religious Law, Eastern Canon Law, Special Law, and General Norms.  She also assists in the training of clergy and parish ministers.  Nicole lives in Phoenix with her husband and children.

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