Excommunication

Excommunication should be public.  Person who is excommunicated and reason for excommunication should be made known to people.  Automatic/latae sententiae excommunications are ineffective.  In addition to the grounds listed below there can be others mentioned in Codes of Canon Law 1917 & 1983.

Grounds for excommunication should be following:

  1. Abduction
  2. Abetment to murder, rape, extortion, abduction, hijacking, kidnapping, terrorist act or any high crime.
  3. Abortion except in cases of pregnancy by deception, rape and saving mother’s life.
  4. Acid throwing
  5. Adultery
  6. Advertisement of harmful product
  7. Alcoholism/drunkenness
  8. Apostasy
  9. Arson
  10. Astrology
  11. Attempt to murder, rape, extortion, abduction, hijacking, kidnapping, terrorist act or any high crime.
  12. Baby stealing
  13. Banditry, brigandage
  14. Bestiality
  15. Betrayal
  16. Betting
  17. Black magic
  18. Black marketing
  19. Bootlegging
  20. Calumny
  21. Casteism
  22. Celebrating/observing pagan festivals/practices
  23. Character assassination
  24. Cheating
  25. Claim to be other than male or female
  26. Communism
  27. Concubinage
  28. Corporatism
  29. Corruption – includes bribery.
  30. Coveting another person’s spouse
  31. Deception
  32. Defamation
  33. Drug addiction/peddling/trafficking
  34. Embezzlement
  35. Entrapment
  36. Extortion
  37. Fake news
  38. False claim
  39. False witness
  40. Fascism
  41. Food wastage – includes rubbing cake on face, breaking egg on head, dumping grain in sea.
  42. Forcible closure of schools, colleges, shops and other establishments stoppage of traffic during bandh (strike) or at other times
  43. Forgery
  44. Fornication
  45. Fraud
  46. Gambling
  47. Glorification of crime and criminals
  48. Glorification of sin and sinners
  49. Heresy
  50. Highway robbery
  51. Hijacking
  52. Hoarding
  53. Hoax call about bomb
  54. Human trafficking
  55. Identity theft
  56. Idolatry
  57. Illicit distillation
  58. Immoral trafficking
  59. Impersonation
  60. Indecent proposal
  61. Kidnapping
  62. Lottery
  63. Lucky Dip
  64. Match/session/spot/toss fixing
  65. Murder
  66. Narcotics and psychotropic substances – Consumption, cultivation, manufacture, sale etc.
  67. Numerology
  68. Occupying roads
  69. Opposition to death penalty for murder and high crimes
  70. Opposition to Columbus Day, statues of Columbus.
  71. Opposition to Catholic heroes/heroines/institutions/saints.
  72. Opting for cremation or other forms of disposal of dead body other than burial.
  73. Organ removal/transplant from brain dead person
  74. Ownership of bar, casino, pub, tavern.
  75. Palmistry
  76. Pederasty
  77. Pilfering over a long time
  78. Piracy
  79. Polyamory
  80. Polygamy
  81. Prostitution
  82. Rape
  83. Referring to Christian Era as Common Era.
  84. Referring to Christmas as holidays.
  85. Sacrilege – blasphemy, desecration
  86. Manufacture/sale of beedi, cigar, cigarette and such tobacco products
  87. Schism
  88. Sex change
  89. Sex with corpse
  90. Simony
  91. Skipping Sunday/Holy Day of Obligation Mass
  92. Smoking
  93. Socialism – includes Nazism
  94. Sorcery
  95. Spouse swap
  96. Sting operation
  97. Supporting same sex marriage/union, euthanasia, assisted suicide, prostitution.
  98. Surrogacy
  99. Swindling
  100. Tarot card reading
  101. Tattoo
  102. Terrorism
  103. Transgender/transexual/transvestite
  104. Unnatural sex  – includes anal/oral/interfemoral sex, masturbation, homosexuality, masochism, sadism, sex with toy.
  105. Vandalism
  106. Voting against death penalty for murder and high crimes
  107. Voting in favour of same sex marriage/union, euthanasia, assisted suicide, prostitution.
  108. Voting in favour of revealing Confessional secret
  109. Washing feet of women on Maundy Thursday
  110. Witchcraft
  111. Worship of deities of other religions or commanding/encouraging/permitting it or building place for such worship