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educator , theologian

Ladislas Orsy, Hungarian theologian, educator. Joined Society of Jesus, 1943, ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1951. Recipient award excellence National Catholic Educational Association, 1974.

Background

Orsy, Ladislas was born on July 30, 1921 in Pusztaegres, Hungary. Son of Joseph and Maria (Bujka) Orsy. came to the United States, 1966, naturalized, 1972.

Education

Orsy earned a licentiate in philosophy at the Gregorian University, Rome in 1948 followed by a licentiate in Theology at the Jesuit College at the Catholic University of Leuven in 1952. Five years later he obtained his doctorate in Canon Law at the Gregorian University. In 1960 he earned a MA degree in civil law from Honours School of Jurisprudence at Oxford University.

Career

Orsy has written hundreds of journal articles and nine books on theology and canon law. His books include Marriage in Canon Law (1986), The Church: Learning and Teaching (1987), Theology and Canon Law: New Horizons for Legislation and Interpretation (1992). 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 Georgetown University Law Center. He is a regular visitor at the Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches Roman Law, Philosophy of Law, Canon Law, and Great Philosophers on Law. In 1999, Orsy dialogued with then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger about the Apostolic letter Ad Tuendam Fidem.

For a theologian to speak with such a high-ranking church official on matters of interpretation was regarded by other theologians as unprecedented at the time.

Achievements

  • Joined Society of Jesus, 1943, ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1951.

Works

Religion

He entered Society of Jesus, Budapest (Hungary) in 1943 and was ordained in 1951 at Leuven (Belgium). Orsy earned a licentiate in philosophy at the Gregorian University, Rome in 1948 followed by a licentiate in Theology at the Jesuit College at the Catholic University of Leuven in 1952.

Membership

Board directors Georgetown University, 1986-1992. Trustee Marquette University, 1968-1992. Member Canon Law Society of America (board governors 1969-1971), Society Internationale de Droit Canonique et de Legislation Religieuse Comparees, Catholic Theological Society of America, Canon Law Society Great Britain, Canada Canon Law Society, International Association Study Canon Law., Canon Law Society Australia and New Zealand, Eastern Canon Law Society, Medieval Canon Law Society.

Connections

father:
Joseph Orsy

mother:
Maria (Bujka) Orsy