There are people who believe that Archbishop Lefebvre and the four priests he ordained as bishops are not excommunicated
because of alleged exceptions under Canon 1382.
He continues to quibble, and now says he was acting "out of necessity," under Canon 1382; moreover, the followers of the excommunicated
Archbishop Lefebvre are still in communion with the Catholic Church, he argues, just not with "the present Vatican.
Last Friday, a Synod committee -- comprising the bishops of Paphos, Tamasos, Trimithounta, Karpasia and Arsinoi -- excommunicated
the young theologian, citing his heretical views on Orthodox faith and teaching.
They were excommunicated
for violating religious code of conduct and defying the authority of Akal Takht.
They are excommunicated
," the Roman Catholic pontiff said in scathing attacks on organised crime during a trip in one of Italy's most crime-ridden areas.
Rather, he said it was more of a direct message to members of organised crime that they had effectively excommunicated
There were times of crisis before this one, and in the third century Athanasius, who later became a saint, was excommunicated
by local bishops for his views.
By supporting this policy these politicians have effectively excommunicated
The German bishops' conference had threatened that Catholics who officially left the church would be excommunicated
, but this stance was overturned by a 2006 Vatican ruling that communicating a desire to leave the church to a tax official did not warrant excommunication--only a declaration to a priest would do so.
POPE Benedict XVI gave Australia its first saint yesterday, canonising a 19th century nun who was briefly excommunicated
and also declaring five other saints in a Mass attended by tens of thousands of people.
A cheer broke out in the crowd when Mary Mac-Killop's name was announced in the Mass, evidence of the significant turnout of flag-toting Australians celebrating the humble nun who was briefly excommunicated
- in part because her order exposed a paedophile priest.
POPE Benedict XVI gave Australia its first saint yesterday, canonising a 19th-century nun who was briefly excommunicated
, and also declaring five other saints in a Mass attended by tens of thousands of people.
I usually agree with Bryan Cones' The Examined Life, but I have to disagree with his assessment of the abortion case in the Diocese of Phoenix, which resulted in Bishop Thomas Olmsted declaring Sister Margaret Mary McBride to be excommunicated
("Pastoral discretion advised," August).
A Brazilian doctor excommunicated
by the Catholic Church for performing an abortion on a 9-year-old rape victim received a standing ovation during a national convention on women's health.
Brazil's Catholic Church recently excommunicated
a 9-year-old girl and her family because she had an abortion to terminate a pregnancy caused when the girl was raped by her stepfather.