Msgr. James Ramacciotti, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, explains Canon Law in three sets of lectures concerning General Norms, Procedural Law and Juridic Structures.

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Msgr. James Ramacciotti

Msgr. James Ramacciotti

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Msgr. James Ramacciotti was born in St. Louis, MO. He attended Cardinal Glennon College Seminary and Kenrick School of Theology in St. Louis and earned his canon law degree at the Pontificial Gregorian University in Rome.
Msgr. Ramacciotti was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 1985. He was engaged in pastoral work until 1990 when he was appointed auditor of the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He has served in various capacities in the tribunal as assessor, defender of the bond, and judge. In 1995, he became a member of the faculty of Kenrick School of Theology.
In addition, Msgr. Ramacciotti is an adjunct faculty member of Aquinas Institute of Theology and St. Louis University School of Law. He presently serves as defender of the bond for the Interdiocesan Tribunal of Second Instance for the Province of St. Louis. He is a judge ad causam for the Diocese of Peoria in Illinois. He has held the office of Penitentiary for the Archdiocese of St. Louis since 2008.


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