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24 Jun 2020

Full-Time Auditor – Judge

 Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Position Summary:   The Ecclesiastical Judge instructs and judges cases for the Metropolitan Tribunal and assists the Archdiocese in other matters that pertain to canon law.

Essential Functions of the Position:

1.Auditor duties of managing a case from acceptance through ratification include:

  • To study the case to instruct it according to necessary norms and laws;
  • To communicate process and rights to clients before the Tribunal;
  • To gather required evidence and testimony through personal interviews;
  • To maintain case file and submit it to the next stage in process at correct time;
  • To inform and update client at necessary times within process and when inquiries are made.
  • To support and carry out all tasks in accord with Tribunal procedures;
  • To perform additional tasks to improve Tribunal ministry as requested by the Judicial Vicar;
  • To observe Oath of Confidentiality in all aspects of Tribunal work, whether in the Tribunal Office or away.

2. Associate Judge duties of rendering judicial decisions in marriage cases include:

  • To study and evaluate the evidence presented in the Acts of a case;
  • To reflect and discuss with Auditors, Defenders of the Bond and Consultants the quality, credibility and sufficiency of the evidence;
  • To determine that all procedural requirements are fulfilled to ensure validity of the process;
  • To dictate Definitive Sentences.

Job Requirements :

Desired: Competency in a foreign language – Spanish, Italian, or Latin


  • It is required that this person be an active, participating Roman Catholic.
  • Be in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church and be one who “thinks with the Church”, i.e., be faithful to the Magisterial teachings of the Church
  • Ability to analyze evidence critically and objectively and to state conclusions clearly
  • Ability to be compassionate to clients while upholding Church teaching and Canon Law
  • Workable understanding of computers and organizational skill to manage a large caseload
  • Ability to work with confidential and personal material without breaching client’s trust

Physical Requirements:

  •  Physical ability to perform essential functions of the job, as defined
  • Good mental and organizational abilities.

Job Qualifications:


Desired: JCD degree

Required : A JCL degree or indult from Rome and a solid understanding of Canon Law and Marriage


Desired: Five or more years of experience working in Ecclesiastical Tribunals

Required: Previous work in an Ecclesiastical Tribunal

Organizational Name: Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis

Organizational City: St Paul

Position Contact Name: Fr. Michael Johnson

Position Contact Title: Judicial Vicar

Position Contact Email:

Submitter Name: Margaret Kariya

Submitter Title: HR Assistant

Benefits: Included

Experience: Required

Setting: Urban

Number of Parish Households: Information Not Provided

How to Apply

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and three letters of professional reference to:

Job Categories: Support Staff. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 16 days.

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