If you want to know the Church for who she is, you need to be familiar with the CODE OF CANON LAW. Unfortunately, it contains over 1,752 rules (or canons). Thankfully, Vatican expert and veteran author Msgr. Laurence Spiteri has, in the pages of CANON LAW EXPLAINED, relieved you of the need to read all 1,752 of them. Here he acquaints you with the fundamental canons by which the Church seeks to bring about, as she declares in the very last canon, the purpose of all of them serve: "The salvation of souls, which must always be the supreme law in the Church." Paper.