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After all, it wasn't too long ago when some of the bishops and their loyalists were proposing to excommunicate those advocating reproductive health.
THE Pope last night threatened to excommunicate Madonna over her "blasphemous" stage show, just three days before it hits Rome.
This is a big step forward, because now public health clinics will be able to prescribe this drug to all women who need it," said activist Patricia Mercado, who also called file threats by the Catholic church to excommunicate those who use the drug "scare tactics against women" that would be unlikely to have much effect.
The outburst could be the biggest papal row since he threatened to excommunicate Madonna for performing Like A Prayer in Rome.
Maybe it is time to excommunicate a few of the hierarchy.
They rant and they rave, suspend and excommunicate.
If she continues to protest her innocence, she could be hauled before a Church of Scotland court with the power to excommunicate her.
Canon law does not excommunicate rapists, child molesters, or, for that matter, murderers.