Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi
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(06-23-2014, 01:59 PM)Deidre Wrote:
(06-23-2014, 01:01 PM)J Michael Wrote:
(06-23-2014, 09:11 AM)Deidre Wrote: Somehow, I don't think that they've been formally excommunicated.  ???

Why not?

Because formal excommunication (latae ferendae) requires that the guilty party be warned of the seriousness of his crime, including the fact that he can be excommunicated for it, and be given the chance to repent. Then, if the criminal doesn't repent, there's a trial and the sentence is formally imposed, with written notification being sent to the criminal himself and his diocese. It's not something that the Pope imposes in "off-the-cuff comments" before an audience of pilgrims. Given the Pope's other remarks that were quoted, it seems asthough he was using "excommunicated" to illustrate a point, rather than in its formal, legal sense.

Source: The Catholic Encyclopedia

Got it.  Thanks!  So....more empty words and confusion?  Wonderful. :eyeroll: ??? :eyeroll:  May he retire soon.  Very, very soon.
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Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by VoxClamantis - 06-22-2014, 08:25 AM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by PolishTrad - 06-22-2014, 08:27 AM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by Zea mays - 06-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by McNider - 06-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by SCG - 06-22-2014, 01:35 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by NorthernTrad - 06-22-2014, 09:34 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by AllSeasons - 06-22-2014, 10:16 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by Poche - 06-22-2014, 11:40 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by Deidre - 06-23-2014, 09:11 AM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by J Michael - 06-23-2014, 01:01 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by Deidre - 06-23-2014, 01:59 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by J Michael - 06-23-2014, 02:18 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by Deidre - 06-23-2014, 03:36 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by Cyriacus - 06-23-2014, 07:18 PM



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