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. Attending mass in improper dress
  13. Baby stealing
  14. Banditry, brigandage
  15. Bestiality
  16. Betrayal
  17. Betting
  18. Black magic
  19. Black marketing
  20. Bootlegging
  21. Building heathen religious structure
  22. Calumny
  23. Cannibalism
  24. Casteism
  25. Celebrating/observing pagan festivals/practices
  26. Character assassination
  27. Cheating
  28. Claim to be other than male or female
  29. Communism
  30. Concubinage
  31. Corporatism
  32. Corruption – includes bribery.
  33. Coveting another person’s spouse
  34. Cultivation of harmful products
  35. Deception
  36. Defamation
  37. Drug addiction/peddling/trafficking
  38. Embezzlement
  39. Entrapment
  40. Extortion
  41. Fake news
  42. False claim
  43. False witness
  44. Fascism
  45. Food wastage – includes rubbing cake on face, breaking egg on head, dumping grain in sea.
  46. Forcible closure of schools, colleges, shops and other establishments stoppage of traffic during bandh (strike) or at other times
  47. Forgery
  48. Fornication
  49. Fraud
  50. Gambling
  51. Glorification of crime and criminals
  52. Glorification of sin and sinners
  53. Heathen religious observance e.g., iftar
  54. Heresy
  55. Highway robbery
  56. Hijacking
  57. Hoarding
  58. Hoax call about bomb
  59. Human trafficking
  60. Identity theft
  61. Idolatry
  62. Illicit distillation
  63. Immoral trafficking
  64. Impersonation
  65. Indecent proposal
  66. Infanticide
  67. Kidnapping
  68. Lottery
  69. Lucky Dip
  70. Match/session/spot/toss fixing
  71. Murder
  72. Narcotics and psychotropic substances – Consumption, cultivation, manufacture, sale etc.
  73. Not supporting/voting for a Bill that stops government/taxpayer money funding abortion.
  74. Not wearing proper ecclesiastical dress or habit
  75. Numerology
  76. Occupying roads
  77. Opposition to death penalty for murder and high crimes
  78. Opposition to Columbus Day, statues of Columbus.
  79. Opposition to Catholic heroes/heroines/institutions/saints.
  80. Opting for cremation or other forms of disposal of dead body other than burial.
  81. Organ removal/transplant from brain dead person
  82. Ownership of bar, casino, pub, tavern.
  83. Palmistry
  84. Pederasty
  85. Pilfering over a long time
  86. Piracy
  87. Playing heathen deity in a play, film, TV or web series
  88. Polyamory
  89. Polygamy
  90. Production/transport/sale of heathen religious object
  91. Prestitution
  92. Prostitution
  93. Rape
  94. Referring to Christian Era as Common Era.
  95. Referring to Christmas as holidays.
  96. Sacrilege – blasphemy, desecration
  97. Manufacture/sale of beedi, cigar, cigarette and such tobacco products
  98. Schism
  99. Sex change
  100. Sex with corpse
  101. Simony
  102. Skipping Sunday/Holy Day of Obligation Mass
  103. Smoking
  104. Socialism – includes Nazism
  105. Sorcery
  106. Spouse swap
  107. Stealing an object put for protection e.g., manhole cover, net to stop boulder/rock.
  108. Sting operation
  109. Supporting same sex marriage/union, euthanasia, assisted suicide, prostitution.
  110. Surrogacy
  111. Swindling
  112. Tarot card reading
  113. Tattoo
  114. Terrorism
  115. Transgender/transexual/transvestite
  116. Treason
  117. Unnatural sex  – includes anal/oral/interfemoral sex, masturbation, homosexuality, masochism, sadism, sex with toy.
  118. Vandalism
  119. Voting against death penalty for murder and high crimes
  120. Voting in favour of same sex marriage/union, euthanasia, assisted suicide, prostitution.
  121. Voting in favour of revealing Confessional secret
  122. Washing feet of non-Catholic on Maundy Thursday
  123. Washing feet of women on Maundy Thursday or a woman allowing washing of her feet on Maundy Thursday
  124. Witchcraft
  125. Worship of deities of other religions or commanding/encouraging/permitting it or building place for such worship