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An international, interdisciplinary research group in topics related to the administration and sustenance of the Catholic Church.  Our intention is to encourage and, whenever possible, coordinate research efforts on the subject.

We will try to approach the question from the theological and canonical viewpoint not forgetting the essential economic-financial aspects, or the sociological and communicative perspectives. As a result of all of this, we maintain a pastoral viewpoint.

The group is comprised of university professors and experts in the matter, both from the scientific and practical viewpoints.

The focal point of the North-American ecclesiastic experience, associated with sustenance and administration, is the concept of “stewardship”.  The initiative arises from the attempt to adapt this knowledge and these practices in the European reality. In the first five years of the Group (2011-2016) they have been defended 11 PhD theses and published over a hundred of works between books, articles in reviews, manuals, references for dictionaries or other participations in collective works.

Vgl. die Rezension über die Forschungsgruppe in: Katolisches Kirchenrecht 180 (2011) 534-536

The original group is made up of seven professors:

Jesús Miñambres
Jesús Miñambres
Professor of Patrimonial Canon Law of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome).
Mons. Mauro Rivella
Mons. Mauro Rivella
Secretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.
Álvaro Granados
Álvaro Granados
Professor of Theology of the Pontifical University of the Holly Cross (Rome).
Helmuth Pree
Helmuth Pree
Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich (Germany).
Jean-Pierre Schouppe
Jean-Pierre Schouppe
Professor of Canon Law of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome).
Diego Contreras
Diego Contreras
Professor of Institutional Communication of the Church of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome).
Diego Zalbidea
Diego Zalbidea
Professor of Patrimonial Canon Law of the University of Navarre (Spain) .

 

They have been joined at this early stage by:

Austen Ivereigh
Austen Ivereigh
Coordinator and co-founder of Catholic Voices (United Kingdom), he is an author, journalist and commentator on several Anglo-Saxon media.
Paweł Kaleta
Paweł Kaleta
Professor of Patrimonial Canon Law of the Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II (Lublin, Poland).
Cristian Mendoza
Cristian Mendoza
Professor of Institutional Communication of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome).