Metropolitan Tribunal and Office of Canonical Affairs

Mr. Carlos Venegas, J.C.L.

Mr. Venegas earned his JCL at the Angelicum in Rome and has worked in the Tribunal and Canonical Ministries in Los Angeles, CA and Boise, ID.  He serves as a judge and assists with other canonical matters at the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Denver.

A Judge is a canon lawyer who shares in the exercise of the Archbishop’s judicial authority. Under the supervision of the Judicial Vicar, the Judge serves on a Court with two other Judges, and this Court issues decisions (known as “definitive sentences”) concerning marriage nullity cases. When assigned as Ponens, the Judge is responsible to direct the marriage nullity investigation and draft the definitive sentence for the other Judges’ consideration. In addition, he may provide canonical advice and assistance in other matters to the Archbishop, the Judicial Vicar, and, at their discretion, to the Archdiocesan staff, clergy and lay persons in response to needs as they arise.