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:

  • Abduction
  • Abetment to murder, rape, extortion, abduction, hijacking, kidnapping, terrorist act or any high crime.
  • Abortion except in cases of rape and saving mother’s life.
  • Adultery
  • Alcoholism/drunkenness
  • Apostacy
  • Astrology
  • Attempt to murder, rape, extortion, abduction, hijacking, kidnapping, terrorist act or any high crime.
  • Banditry, brigandage
  • Betrayal
  • Betting/gambling business
  • Black magic
  • Cheating
  • Claim to be other than male or female
  • Concubinage
  • Corruption – includes bribery.
  • Coveting another person’s spouse
  • Deception
  • Defamation
  • Drug addiction/peddling/trafficking
  • Extortion
  • False witness
  • Forcible closure of schools, colleges, shops and other establishments stoppage of traffic during bandh (strike) or at other times
  • Forgery
  • Fornication
  • Fraud
  • Heresy
  • Highway robbery
  • Hijacking
  • Hoax call about bomb
  • Human trafficking
  • Identity theft
  • Idolatry
  • Immoral trafficking
  • Impersonation
  • Indecent proposal
  • Kidnapping
  • Lottery
  • Murder
  • Numerology
  • Occupying roads
  • Opposition to death penalty for murder and high crimes
  • Opposition to Columbus Day, statues of Columbus.
  • Opposition to saints.
  • Palmistry
  • Piracy
  • Polyamory
  • Polygamy
  • Prostitution
  • Rape
  • Referring to Christian Era as Common Era.
  • Referring to Christmas as holidays.
  • Sacrilege – blasphemy, desecration V
  • Manufacture/sale of beedi, cigar, cigarette and such tobacco products
  • Schism
  • Sex change
  • Sex with corpse
  • Skipping Sunday/Holy Day of Obligation Mass
  • Sorcery
  • Supporting same sex marriage/union, euthanasia, assisted suicide, prostitution.
  • Tarot card reading
  • Transgender/transexual/transvestite
  • Unnatural sex
  • Vandalism
  • Voting against death penalty for murder and high crimes
  • Voting in favour of same sex marriage/union, euthanasia, assisted suicide, prostitution.
  • Witchcraft