excommunicate

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Synonyms for excommunicate

Synonyms for excommunicate

exclude from a church or a religious community

oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree

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However, Bishop Henry did not include in his statement that any Catholic who deliberately and knowingly chooses abortion over human life becomes an enemy of Christ and excommunicates himself from his Church.
Orsy said he was speaking specifically of "automatic excommunication," also referred to as a "non-declared" or laetae sententiae excommunication, in which a person essentially excommunicates himself.
half-truths ("the church excommunicates women who've had abortions"); twisted logic ("the exaltation of Mary devalues actual women in practice"); and jargon (armed with Bible and a newspaper, she hopes to instill a "critical conscientization" in her hapless students).