This book contains well researched articles that address both the implementation of canon law procedures and the analysis of cases, whilst providing valuable insights into how better to approach the human and psychological aspects of formation to religious life. The contributions are informed by many years of living religious life and working for the care and protection of minors and vulnerable persons.
This seminal work on how communities of religious can effectively confront the scourge of abuse is a reliable handbook among those with leadership roles in consecrated life generally. It is vital that the best practices regarding abuse-prevention and safeguarding within and among religious communities be the common standard for all. (Cardinal Séan O’Malley, President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors).