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Excommunication and the Catholic Church

by Edward N. Peters

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Published by Ascension Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian Rituals & Practice - General,
  • Christian Theology - Catholic,
  • General,
  • Religion - Classic Works,
  • Religion - Catholicism,
  • Christianity - Catholicism

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsThomas J. Paprocki (Foreword)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages100
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8810364M
    ISBN 101932645454
    ISBN 109781932645453

      Bishop Jaime Soto, shown in a file photo, announced on Friday, Aug. 7, , the automatic excommunication of Father Jeremy Leatherby for substituting the name of Pope Francis during Mass.   Thus, excommunication is an organizational penalty of the earthly Church. This discussion oddly juxtaposes God and legalism. The excommunication penalty is reasonable as an organizational penalty.

    In the Catholic Church, excommunication is normally resolved by a declaration of repentance, profession of the Creed (if the offense involved heresy) and an Act of Faith, or renewal of obedience (if that was a relevant part of the offending act, i.e., an act of schism) by the excommunicated person and the lifting of the censure by a priest or bishop empowered to do .   Now the excommunication of Jeremy Leatherby exposes a deepening rift over the direction Catholicism is taking under Pope Francis. To the dismay of some conservatives, the Argentine-born pope has.

      Can Catholic politicians be excommunicated for defying Church teaching, especially on abortion? This book will help you understand the larger role excommunication may soon play in promoting greater fidelity to the truths of the Catholic Faith. This book is an especially timely resource. It will help you understand the larger role /5(5).   The bishop would ring a bell to evoke a death toll, close a holy book to symbolize the ex-communicant's separation from the church, and snuff out a candle or candles, knocking them to the floor to.


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Excommunication and the Catholic Church by Edward N. Peters Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book will help you understand the larger role excommunication may soon play in promoting greater fidelity to the truths of the Catholic Faith.

This book is an especially timely resource. It will help you understand the larger role excommunication may soon play in promoting greater fidelity to the truths of the Catholic Faith.4/5(9). In this intriguing book, canon and civil lawyer Edward N. Peters offers a compelling presentation of excommunication based on the current Code of Canon Law, answering some of the most commonly-asked questions about this most serious canonical penalty.

In this intriguing book, canon and civil lawyer Edward N. Peters offers a compelling presentation of excommunication based on the current Code of Canon Law, answering some of the most commonly-asked questions about this most serious canonical penalty.

Among the questions considered here:. What is excommunication?. How is a person excommunicated Author: Edward N. Peters. With the Excommunication and the Catholic Church book November Senatorial elections, and bishops starting to confront Catholic public figures who contradict the clear teachings of the Church, this book is an especially timely resource.

It will help you understand the larger role excommunication may soon play in promoting greater fidelity to the truths of the Catholic faith.

"As our bishops are beginning to confront Catholic public figures who contradict the clear teachings of the Church, this book is an especially timely resource.

It will help you understand the larger role excommunication may soon play in promoting greater clarity and fidelity to the truths of the Catholic faith.

In fact, in the last several decades a number of prominent Catholic theologians were publicly taken to task for their heterodox teachings (usually when they published ostensibly “Catholic” theological books), but almost none has been sanctioned with excommunication. Pius VI also condemned (Auctorem Fidei, 28 Aug., ) the forty-sixth proposition of the Pseudo-Synod of Pistoia, which maintained that the effect of excommunication is only exterior because of its own nature it excludes only from exterior communion with the Church, as if, said the pope, excommunication were not a spiritual penalty binding in heaven and affecting souls.

Excommunication not only External.—In first Christian centuries it is not always easy to distinguish between excommunication and penitential exclusion; to differentiate them satisfactorily we must await the decline of the institution of public penance and the well-defined separation between those things appertaining to the forum internum, or tribunal of conscience.

Excommunication is a medicinal penalty of the Church. Its purpose is not necessarily to obtain justice or satisfaction but is meant to awaken an individual’s conscience to repentance (canon & ). Excommunication can either be imposed by the competent authority (usually a bishop) through a canonical process.

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Bell, book, and candle, in Roman Catholicism, a ceremony formerly used in pronouncing the “major excommunication ” or “anathema” (see excommunication).

Its origins are not clear, but it dates back certainly to the late 9th century. Galileo's discoveries were met with opposition within the Catholic Church, and in the Inquisition declared heliocentrism to be "formally heretical." Heliocentric books were banned and Galileo was ordered to abstain from holding, teaching or defending heliocentric ideas.

In Roman Catholic canon law, excommunication is a censure and thus a "medicinal penalty" intended to invite the person to change behavior or attitude that incurred the penalty, repent, and return to full communion.

While excommunication excludes a Catholic from many of the Church’s spiritual goods, its purpose in fact is to encourage conversion, the excommunicate’s return to. FREE Catholic Classes The new book, titled 'Benedikt XVI - Ein Leben' (A Life) was published in Germany on Monday.

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The answer to whether excommunication is the most severe penalty the Church has, or whether it is a medicinal response intended to bring about personal repentance, is that excommunication is both.

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“The suffering of the excommunicate person, his stretching out for communion (the communion of the sacrament and of the living members of Christ) is the bond which unites him to the saving love of Christ.” 25 They can even serve as witnesses to the faith of the Church, such as when divorced and remarried persons humbly fast from the.

Excommunication is an ecclesiastical penalty placed on a person to encourage the person to return to the communion of the church. An excommunicated person cannot receive any sacraments or exercise an office within the church until the excommunication is lifted by a valid authority in the church (usually a bishop).

Excommunication, Controversy, and the Development of Doctrine. Historically, theological controversy has led to the development of doctrine. This is quite apparent in the record of the ecumenical councils of the Catholic Church, but it also occurs with less celebrated questions and in modern times.

This appears to be the attitude of Catholic officials themselves and why they don't make excommunication easy. You can't just fill out an online form and get a certificate of excommunication, after all.

Catholic officials may be hoping that former Catholics will eventually fear death enough to seek some sort of reconciliation with the Church.SACRAMENTO, Calif.

-- A suspended priest in the Diocese of Sacramento has been automatically excommunicated because he continued to celebrate Mass despite being instructed not to do so by Bishop Jaime Soto, and he also has refused to acknowledge Pope Francis as head of the Catholic Church.