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 rape and saving mother’s life.
  4. Adultery
  5. Alcoholism/drunkenness
  6. Apostasy
  7. Arson
  8. Astrology
  9. Attempt to murder, rape, extortion, abduction, hijacking, kidnapping, terrorist act or any high crime.
  10. Banditry, brigandage
  11. Betrayal
  12. Betting
  13. Black magic
  14. Black marketing
  15. Bootlegging
  16. Calumny
  17. Casteism
  18. Character assassination
  19. Cheating
  20. Claim to be other than male or female
  21. Communism
  22. Concubinage
  23. Corporatism
  24. Corruption – includes bribery.
  25. Coveting another person’s spouse
  26. Deception
  27. Defamation
  28. Drug addiction/peddling/trafficking
  29. Embezzlement
  30. Entrapment
  31. Extortion
  32. False witness
  33. Fascism
  34. Forcible closure of schools, colleges, shops and other establishments stoppage of traffic during bandh (strike) or at other times
  35. Forgery
  36. Fornication
  37. Fraud
  38. Gambling
  39. Glorification of crime and criminals
  40. Glorification of sin and sinners
  41. Heresy
  42. Highway robbery
  43. Hijacking
  44. Hoarding
  45. Hoax call about bomb
  46. Human trafficking
  47. Identity theft
  48. Idolatry
  49. Illicit distillation
  50. Immoral trafficking
  51. Impersonation
  52. Indecent proposal
  53. Kidnapping
  54. Lottery
  55. Lucky Dip
  56. Murder
  57. Narcotics and psychotropic substances – Consumption, cultivation, manufacture, sale etc.
  58. Numerology
  59. Occupying roads
  60. Opposition to death penalty for murder and high crimes
  61. Opposition to Columbus Day, statues of Columbus.
  62. Opposition to saints.
  63. Ownership of bar, casino, pub, tavern.
  64. Palmistry
  65. Pilfering over a long time
  66. Piracy
  67. Polyamory
  68. Polygamy
  69. Prostitution
  70. Rape
  71. Referring to Christian Era as Common Era.
  72. Referring to Christmas as holidays.
  73. Sacrilege – blasphemy, desecration
  74. Manufacture/sale of beedi, cigar, cigarette and such tobacco products
  75. Schism
  76. Sex change
  77. Sex with corpse
  78. Simony
  79. Skipping Sunday/Holy Day of Obligation Mass
  80. Smoking
  81. Socialism – includes Nazism
  82. Sorcery
  83. Spouse swap
  84. Sting operation
  85. Supporting same sex marriage/union, euthanasia, assisted suicide, prostitution.
  86. Swindling
  87. Tarot card reading
  88. Tattoo
  89. Terrorism
  90. Transgender/transexual/transvestite
  91. Unnatural sex
  92. Vandalism
  93. Voting against death penalty for murder and high crimes
  94. Voting in favour of same sex marriage/union, euthanasia, assisted suicide, prostitution.
  95. Witchcraft