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Selected Reference Documents related to the Code of Canon Law
Prepared by Monsignor Jason Gray of the Diocese of Peoria

Texts of the Codes of Canon Law

      English       Latin      
1983 Code of Canon Law, with annotations HTML file HTML file (updated 10/2018)
Text file Text file
PDF (mobile format) PDF (mobile format)
PDF (tablet format) PDF (tablet format)
1917 Code of Canon Law (Latin)             HTML file       (corrected 7/30/2013)
Text file
1990 Code of Canons of the Eastern Church HTML file HTML file (modified 7/1/2007)
Text file Text file
2005 Instruction Dignitas Connubii HTML file HTML file (posted 3/16/2008)
Rich Text file Text file
Cross Reference Tables for 1917 and 1983 Codes Excel spreadsheet (Posted 8/1/2013)
Cross Reference Tables for 1983 Latin Code and 1990 Eastern Code Excel spreadsheet (Posted 8/11/2013)
Norms for the administration of the goods of Causes of Canonization HTML file (Posted 3/16/2016)

The cross reference table can show the corresponding canons in the 1917, 1983, or 1990 Codes by sorting the data according to the desired code.

If you are interested in an English translation of the 1917 code, please consider the following:

  • Peters, Edward N.  1917 Pio-Benedictine Code of Canon Law: in English translation, with extensive scholarly apparatus.  San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2001.