Serie Diritto Canonico
MADELEINE RUESSMANN, Exclaustration. Its nature and use according to current law.
Exclaustration is not a
frequently used juridic institute, but when it is employed, it can have
serious repercussions not only for the exclaustrated religious but also
for his religious institute.
The intent of this work is to present the law concerning exclaustration, and to discuss the issues in the law; and to present observations on the practice in exclaustration cases, in order to see how the practice corresponds to or develops the law, and to see what purposes exclaustration is, in fact, serving. The discussion of the law includes procedures and forms in regard to the issuance of exclaustration indults and decrees which were used by the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life in its cases assigned to the year 1988.
MADELEINE RUESSMANN, born in Michigan, has
a M.B.A. degree from Boston University, and attended law school at night
at Fordham University while working as a reinsurance underwriter. After
receiving the J.D. degree, she worked as a civil lawyer. She received the
canon law J.C.L. degree magna cum laude in 1991, and the J.C.D. degree
summa cum laude in 1995, both from the Gregorian University. She is a member
of the religious institute, Istituto Madri Pie.
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