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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.
In fact, these people are not excommunicated -- they are not excommunicated
They were excommunicated for violating religious code of conduct and defying the authority of Akal Takht.
In fact, I wouldn't mind seeing them first in line among the excommunicated.
Rather, he said it was more of a direct message to members of organised crime that they had effectively excommunicated themselves.
By supporting this policy these politicians have effectively excommunicated themselves.
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.
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 had broken out in the crowd when Mary MacKillop's name was announced earlier in the Mass, evidence of the significant turnout of flag-toting Australians celebrating the humble nun who was briefly excommunicated in part because her religious order exposed a pedophile priest.
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.