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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Excommunication
Excommunicated ecclesiastics tolerati, however, may licitly administer the sacraments to the faithful who request them at their hands, and the acts of jurisdiction thus posited are maintained by reason of the benefit accruing to the faithful, most frequently also because of common error (error communis), i.e.
excommunications latæ sententiæ enumerated by the moralists and
Excommunication is therefore incurred under this head by all who provoke the intervention of secular tribunals, provided such intervention actually follow; by all who deliver orders or directions intended to prevent the exercise of ecclesiastical jurisdiction; finally, by all who co-operate in these acts with aid, counsel, or support, unless under compulsion.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05678a.htm   (11165 words)

  
  Excommunication - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the law of England sentence of excommunication, upon being properly certified by the bishop, was followed by the writ de excommunicato capiendo for the arrest of the offender.
For excommunication differs from anathema: anathema which ought to be very rarely, or never, resorted to, in precluding all pardon, execrates a person, and devotes him to eternal perdition: whereas excommunication rather censures and punishes his conduct.
And, the excommunicate being but as a publican and a heathen, heathen being lawfully permitted to come to hear the word in church assemblyes; wee acknowledg therfore the like liberty of hearing the word, may be permitted to persons excommunicate, that is permitted unto heathen.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Excommunication   (2645 words)

  
  Excommunication - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The decision to excommunicate a Melchizedek Priesthood holder is generally the province of the leadership of a Stake, which consists of several local wards.
Excommunicated members may be re-baptized after a waiting period and sincere repentance, as judged by a series of interviews with church leaders.
Excommunication is generally reserved for what are seen as the most serious sins, including committing serious crimes; committing adultery, polygamy, or homosexual conduct; apostasy, teaching false doctrines, or openly criticizing LDS leaders.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Excommunication   (3887 words)

  
 Excommunication
Excommunication was either threatened or inflicted in order to secure the observance of fasts and feasts, the payment of tithes, the obedience of inferiors, the denunciation of the guilty, also to compel the faithful to make known to ecclesiastical authority matrimonial impediments and other information.
Excommunicated ecclesiastics tolerati, however, may licitly administer the sacraments to the faithful who request them at their hands, and the acts of jurisdiction thus posited are maintained by reason of the benefit accruing to the faithful, most frequently also because of common error (error communis), i.e.
Excommunication is therefore incurred under this head by all who provoke the intervention of secular tribunals, provided such intervention actually follow; by all who deliver orders or directions intended to prevent the exercise of ecclesiastical jurisdiction; finally, by all who co-operate in these acts with aid, counsel, or support, unless under compulsion.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/e/excommunication.html   (12173 words)

  
 EXCOMMUNICATION - LoveToKnow Article on EXCOMMUNICATION   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Excommunication still continued to be occasionally used in the spirit of genuine Christian fidelity, as by Ambrose in the case of Theodosius himself (3~c); but the temptation to wield it as an instrument of secular tyranny too often proved to be irresistible.
For excommunication differs from anathema: anathema which ought to be very rarely, or never, resorted to, in precluding all pardon, execrates a person, and devotes him to eternal perdition: whereas excommunication rather censures and punishes his conduct.
And, the excommunicate being but as a publican and a heathen, heathen being lawfully permitted to come to hear the word in church assemblyes; wee acknowledg therfore the like liberty of hearing the word, may be permitted to persons excommunicate, that is permitted unto heathen.
37.1911encyclopedia.org /E/EX/EXCOMMUNICATION.htm   (4196 words)

  
 excommunication — FactMonster.com
Excommunications vary in gravity, and in grave cases readmission may be possible only by action of the Holy See.
Excommunicates are always free to return to the church on repentance.
Excommunication - Excommunication (1) The greater is exclusion of an individual from the seven sacraments, from every...
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 New Catholic Dictionary: excommunication
Excommunication directly affects only the individual, who does not cease thereby to be a Christian, owing to the indelible character of Baptism.
Opposed to these classes, the earlier and classic division of excommunication was: major excommunication, effective complete exclusion from the community of the faithful; minor excommunication, a deprivation of certain of the Church's benefits, e.g., reception of the Sacraments and public prayer.
The rational rights of the Church as an autonomous society to excommunicate from membership is as evident as her right to admit to same.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/ncd03169.htm   (441 words)

  
 What does the Bible say about church discipline / excommunication?
Answer: Excommunication is the formal removal of an individual from church membership roles and the informal separation of company from that individual.
Rather, it is to be done in love toward the individual, in obedience and honor to God, and in godly fear for the sake of others in the church.
Excommunication is also for the long-term welfare of one being disciplined by the church.
www.gotquestions.org /church-discipline.html   (598 words)

  
 Excommunication
Excommunication is the most serious ecclesiastical censure; it is intended, however, as a corrective rather than a vindictive form of punishment.
Excommunication directed against rulers deprived them of their rights to govern and, therefore, absolved their subjects of allegiance to them; the church thus became an important temporal power.
Excommunication may also be incurred, without the necessity of a formal sentence, by violation of a law that carries the penalty of "excommunication ipso facto." Absolution from certain cases of excommunication is reserved to the bishop having jurisdiction over the offender; absolution from a more limited number of graver cases is reserved to the pope.
www.angelfire.com /realm/shades/demons/biblic/excommunication.htm   (641 words)

  
 Cover story: Under Vatican ruling, abortion triggers automatic excommunication
The council was responding to a dubium, or request for clarification, from a bishop on canon 1398, which stipulates excommunication as the penalty for abortion.
Most excommunications, by way of contrast, have to be proclaimed by church authorities in order to take effect; these are called ferendae sententiae.
Canon 1357 allows a priest to lift the excommunication even without such authorization if it would otherwise be difficult for the person to remain in the state of grave sin.
www.natcath.com /NCR_Online/archives/011703/011703d.htm   (1349 words)

  
 Excommunication! | An interview with canon lawyer Dr. Edward Peters | by Carl E. Olson
Excommunication is the most serious censure the Catholic Church imposes on her members.
Excommunication is classified as a "medicinal penalty" by the Church precisely because its main purpose is to bring about reform in the individual.
Similarly, an excommunicated person is still a member of the Church, but he or she has lost certain key rights attached to Church membership and is cut off from many of the activities and benefits of the Church.
www.ignatiusinsight.com /features2006/edpeters_excommun_nov06.asp   (2838 words)

  
 Excommunication Summary
The number of crimes for which excommunication could be incurred increased steadily through the eighteenth century, but a marked reduction in their number began with the reforms of Pius IX in 1869 and continued with the promulgation of the Code of Canon Law in 1917.
Excommunicated members may be re-baptized after a waiting period and sincere repentance, as judged by a series of interviews with church leaders.
Excommunication is generally reserved for what are seen as the most serious sins, including committing serious crimes; committing adultery, polygamy, or homosexual conduct; apostasy, teaching false doctrines, or openly criticizing LDS leaders.
www.bookrags.com /Excommunication   (4957 words)

  
 Talk:Excommunication - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Excommunication is expulsion fromt he church, but does not deprive the victim of the status of 'Christian'.
excommunication along with shunning) should be systematically practiced among the Swiss Anabaptists as it was in the north and as was outlined in the Dordrecht Confession.
Excommunication amoung Amish results in shunning or the Ban, the severity of which depends on many factors, such as the family, the local community as well as the type of Amish.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Excommunication   (17214 words)

  
 Cover story: Under Vatican ruling, abortion triggers automatic excommunication
The council was responding to a dubium, or request for clarification, from a bishop on canon 1398, which stipulates excommunication as the penalty for abortion.
Aside from abortion, they are: violence against the pope; sacrilege such as throwing away a consecrated host; absolving a person with whom one has sinned against the sixth commandment; consecrating a bishop without authorization; violating the seal of confession; and apostasy, heresy or schism.
Canon 1357 allows a priest to lift the excommunication even without such authorization if it would otherwise be difficult for the person to remain in the state of grave sin.
ncronline.org /NCR_Online/archives/011703/011703d.htm   (1349 words)

  
 excommunication. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Those who die excommunicate are not publicly prayed for; but excommunication is not equivalent to damnation.
Excommunications vary in gravity, and in grave cases readmission may be possible only by action of the Holy See.
Excommunicates are always free to return to the church on repentance.
www.bartleby.com /65/ex/excommun.html   (138 words)

  
 Excommunication
Excommunication or proclaiming someone "anathema" is the Church's legal means by which a person is excluded from  unity with the Church.
During the greatest part of the last 2000  years  excommunication  has been  used by ecclesiastical  authority, from   local bishops to the Pope, to reign in those clerics  and Catholic laymen who rebell against legitimate Church authority,  the dogmas of the faith or who gave public scandal.
It is important to note that the only cases where formal  excommunication  has been used in recent history are by those bishops who have had the courage to stand up and do something to stop the confusion in the Church at least within their own diocese.
www.roman-catholic.com /Roman/Articles/Ecommunication.htm   (1128 words)

  
 Excommunication in the Congregation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Excommunication: The process by which an impenitent sinner who has been a communicant member of a congregation is made an ex-communicant member, is excluded from a congregation, and heaven is closed to him (Matt.
We reject the notion that an excommunication, although carried out in accordance with Scripture, can be regarded as of such little significance that normal fraternal and social relations may continue to exist between the individual members of the congregation and the excommunicated.
Excommunication should serve to crucify the Old Adam so that the ultimate result will be the eternal salvation of the sinner’s soul.
www.lutherantheology.com /excommunication.html   (2837 words)

  
 Canon Law Resources (Canonistics)
On 10 May, the revised version of the pope's remarks avoided mention of excommunication in specific cases, and focused on the consequences of pro-abortion activity for the reception of Communion.
Excommunication ferendae sententiae under 1983 CIC 1364 (heresy, schism) and dismissal from the clerical state was judicially imposed by the Tribunal of the Diocese of San Bernardino CA against the Rev. Ned Reidy, csc.
Excommunication latae sententiae under 1983 CIC 1382 and 1983 CIC 1364 § 1 was formally declared on 1 July 1998 by the Congregation for Bishops against Abp.
www.canonlaw.info /canonlaw_excomm.htm   (2351 words)

  
 Easy Steps to Excommunication
For instance, if you are a Mormon, you can simply send a clearly worded letter to your local Mormon bishop asking to have your name erased from the membership records of the church, and it shall be done.
Even more importantly, by never giving up a member, the church is able to claim millions as members, who do not accept its doctrines, who never attend, who never contribute money or time and who are, in fact, opposed to what it stands for.
Excommunication for this is supposed to be automatic, but it only applies to the doctor and the woman involved.
www.atheistfoundation.org.au /excommunication.htm   (1924 words)

  
 Roman Catholic Church: Excommunication Is Sought for Stem Cell Researchers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But the threat of individual excommunication — the most serious punishment meted out by the church — was previously directed at women and medical personnel who participated in abortions.
According to current church law, excommunication for abortion is “latae senentiae,” meaning that it is automatic and does not require an action or proclamation by a church official.
This type of excommunication is reserved for acts deemed so serious that no verdict or judgment is required.
www.religionnewsblog.com /15126/roman-catholic-church-excommunication-is-sought-for-stem-cell-researchers   (1034 words)

  
 What is excommunication?
Excommunication is the action of the Christian church administered upon a Church member who has refused to repent of his sin and/or who has refused to recant of heretical teaching.
This action is the final step of a formal and public removal of the person from the Christian church where the Lord's Supper (Communion) is denied to the person and where pronouncement that the person is not a member of the body of Christ.
So, the proper steps preceding excommunication are going to the person in private, then with two or more witnesses, then a proclamation to the church if he will not repent.
www.carm.org /questions/excommunication.htm   (306 words)

  
 Excommunication
Excommunication was commonly referred to in the Torah as herem.
The biblical form of excommunicating indicates any person or thing that was removed from the community, because it was made sacred by God or perceived as a disgrace before God.
The Talmud alludes to twenty-four offenses punishable by excommunication.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/Excommunication.html   (499 words)

  
 Abortion - Excommunication
Canon 1398 provides that, "a person who procures a successful abortion incurs an automatic (latae sententiae) excommunication." This means that at the very moment that the abortion is successfully accomplished, the woman and all formal conspirators are excommunicated.
In any case, whether one has been excommunicated or not, the sin of abortion must be confessed as the taking of innocent human life (5th Commandment).
Culpably withholding mortal sin or an excommunication means that even after the priest says the words of absolution because of dishonesty on the penitent's part, the sin has not been absolved.
www.ewtn.com /expert/answers/abortio2.htm   (765 words)

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