Vatican's Clarification About "SSPX Ultimatum"
(04-05-2012, 10:55 AM)spasiisochrani Wrote:
(04-05-2012, 07:37 AM)francisco Wrote: What is remarkable about this whole affair is that Archbishop Lefebvre still remains excommunicated!

Strictly speaking, I think that only the living can be excommunicated.  Excommunication is a medicinal remedy intended to encourage the excommunicated person to repent, and the dead cannot repent. 

That's perhaps why Martin Luther is looked on quite favorably in some quarters of the Vatican today. He was alive when excommunicated but has been pretty well dead for a long time now..


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Re: Vatican's Clarification About "SSPX Ultimatum" - by francisco - 04-05-2012, 11:45 AM

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