Tag Archives: excommunication

QUAERITUR: Joining the Polish National Catholic Church

From a reader: Some relatives told me they were considering joining the Polish National Catholic Church. I see from what you have previously written they have valid sacraments (that’s good) but they don’t seem to be in union with our … Continue reading

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Phoenix: Mercy Sister excomm’d for abortion decision at Catholic hospital no longer excomm’d?

Did anyone notice this little story in the “briefs” at CNS? Mercy nun at hospital that allowed abortion ‘no longer excommunicated‘ PHOENIX (CNS) — A Mercy sister who was automatically excommunicated because of her role on the ethics committee that … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich clarifies the “implantation” remark. And a reminder about an “excommunication”.

Remember presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s disturbing remark about “implantation”?   I wanted a clarification about that comment… coming as it did from a two-year, and therefore recent, convert to Holy Church. In the meantime, Mr. Gingrich as made a clarification.  HERE … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A host found on the altar after Mass.

From a reader: This morning I attended a Mass that was celebrated by a VERY old priest; just a simple daily Mass, nothing fancy, no smells or bells. When it came time for the prayers of consecration, it seemed as if … Continue reading

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The most important thing I will ever write on this blog

This is the most important thing I will ever write on this blog. If I get nothing else through to any reader here, long-time visitor or new, I would want it to be this. There is no sin that we … Continue reading

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Priests/confessors at WYD given authority to lift excommunication for abortion

Via Catholic World News: Priests hearing confessions at World Youth Day have been given the authority to lift the excommunication of penitents who have been involved in abortions. Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid granted that authority to all … Continue reading

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Dr. Peters on can. 915 and “catholics” who cause scandal and yet receive Communion

The Canonical Defender, Ed Peters, has comments on can. 915, a very important canon which has in the opinion of many been little observed. Go to Dr. Peters page for his bit about Robert Mugabe’s reception of Communion at the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: EMHC told to put unconsumed, recognizable Host down the sacrarium/drain

From a reader: I attended the class in our parish to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. I do not want to distribute Communion at Mass because I think it is not needed, but I would like to bring … Continue reading

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The sad canonical tale of Sr. Margaret McBride

The distinguished canonist Ed Peter’s on his blog In The Light Of The Law has a good examination of the canonical censure incurred by Sr. Margaret McBride of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.  Sr. McBride played a crucial role … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: decree about excommunications of SSPX bishops

I have received several emails asking about the juridical effect of the lifting of the excommunications of the SSPX bishops in January 2009. Some are saying that the decree means that there never were excommunications in the first place, some … Continue reading

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