It was only a matter of time before bishops would recognize the hypocrisy of excommunicating
young women who work in the abortion industry, and yet support voting for pro-abortion politicians, or worse, participate in state funerals for Catholic former Prime Ministers who made public abortion possible and acceptable.
He penned a mighty strong encyclical excommunicating
everyone who ordered or participated in the seizure of the Papal States.
This volume is not without flaws: Poole, for instance, incomprehensibly alleges that "By The Tempest, that which had destroyed Timon becomes common cognition" (211), and Daniell, in an otherwise masterful piece, attributes the infamous 1570 bull of Pope Pius V excommunicating
Elizabeth to Gregory XIII.
Murphy questioned the lack of minority representation in church leadership, the church's political campaigns against women's and homosexual rights and "the policy of excommunicating
scholars who honestly confront problems with church history add doctrines.
Despite demands by individuals and organizations across the country, and the withdrawal of funding and meeting space by both private and civic entities, the BSA reinforced its discriminatory policy by excommunicating
seven Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops in Oak Park, Illinois--a municipality traditionally at the forefront of supporting gay rights.