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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.
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.
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.