excommunicate


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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, the hierarchy of the Catholic church in Mexico denounced the decision, with bishops threatening to excommunicate women who took the pills.
The Kirk court would meet in December and could excommunicate her if she is found guilty.
With this decree, the congregation will excommunicate both the ordaining bishop and the ordained woman priest.
Why do we not have a comparable document threatening to excommunicate priests who have sexually abused children and women?
Augustine Di Noia, undersecretary of the congregation, said the decree makes clear that the people directly involved in ordinations excommunicate themselves automatically; it is not a penalty imposed by the local bishop or the universal church.
He chooses now to say he would consider refusing communion to the Prime Minister, and possibly excommunicate him.
It has successfully moved an arrogant, ornery bishop to excommunicate its members in Lincoln, Neb.
"When the bishops obsess over homosexuality and abortion, exhausting their moral energy," the editorial states, "they diminish us all, while leaving the under 35year-olds unmoved." It then attacks Calgary Bishop Fred Henry for his "fixation" with "same-sex marriage and abortion," denounces American bishops for "threatening to excommunicate Senator John Kerry" on the sole grounds that he is 'pro-choice,' and quotes the Catholic lesbian feminist Mary Hunt as saying that "this tactic" is "demeaning, narrow and myopic." The Pope himself, the editorial continues, "isn't off the hook, with his increasing militancy on sexual topics." The bishops "are hamstrung by obedient stances towards Rome."
The grounds on which the Utah-based church (https://www.lds.org/new-era/1975/07/qa-questions-and-answers?lang=eng) excommunicates leaders include gross iniquity (involving transgressions such as murder, adultery, sexual perversion, and felony conviction) involving in or advocating plural marriage and apostatizing from the teachings of the Church.
The church's canon law excommunicates anyone involved in obtaining or procuring an abortion.
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.