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How Does an Excommunicated Catholic Have the Sanction Lifted? (Part II)

Q: A man at our parish took the Eucharist home and [desecrated It], and now refuses to hand the Host over to the priest or even admit that what he did is wrong.  We know that our clergy are actively … Continue reading

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How Does an Excommunicated Catholic Have the Sanction Lifted? (Part I)

Q: What does an excommunicated Catholic need to do, to return to full communion with the Catholic Church? –Lauren

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Can a Priest Ever Reveal What is Said in Confession? (Part II)

Q1: I would like to put before you a question with regards to revealing of confessional substance under the permission granted by the penitent.  My question is “Whether by the penitent’s permission, a priest may reveal to another a sin … Continue reading

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Are Catholics Supposed to Avoid Contact With Excommunicated Persons?

Q1: A friend of mine who was raised evangelical, but has recently decided to join the Church, asked me about the Church’s rules (or potential lack thereof) regarding social interaction with excommunicated people. He was raised in a church which, … Continue reading

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Could a Pope Ever Be Excommunicated? (“Excommunication” Defined)

Q: There are certain enumerated acts which trigger automatic, latae sententiae excommunication.  Some of these acts could conceivably be performed by a Pope; for instance, it seems a Pope could help procure an abortion.  Is it, then, theoretically possible for a Pope … Continue reading

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