Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
THEO 651 Parish Administration 3 sem. hrs.
This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of civil, legal and financial issues which may be encountered in a parish setting. It also provides a structured overview of various scenarios likely to present themselves in a parochial setting, and does so in both the context of civil and canon law. Topics addressed include: overview of civil law, contracts, negligence and premise liability; land use and zoning, employment law, worker’s compensation and unemployment compensation; civil law regarding marriages and families, festivals, Bingo and games of chance; casinos, game-nights and liquor liability, tax exempt status, confidentiality and privileged communication; protection of children, and financial management. This course has been developed and reviewed by experienced attorneys, accountants, and pastors/ deacon administrators of wide and varying experience.
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