Ipso Facto Excommunication – For Whom?

This post is a small commentary on what is mentioned in my previous one, namely: Terrorism, and Christianity. Continued from there…

We have:

“If the penitent, without sufficient cause, does not make the denunciation within a month from the time he or she has learned the obligation to do so, excommunication is incurred ipso facto.” (From: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14134b.htm).


bope benedic

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The Priest has made the Advances. The Penitent is the Victim. But the church ipso facto excommunicates the Victim. It should have been done to the priest in question.

6 thoughts on “Ipso Facto Excommunication – For Whom?”

  1. I’m sorry but I find that pope picture to be very frightening! 😉

    At any rate, I was raised Christian but I most identify with Buddhist principles and found god again through vipassana – even though the method is not religious! I read a book on a theory around the “lost” years of Christ and discovered that the eastern saint Isis may actually be Jesus when he traveled to the east. I do recognize eastern principles/spirituality in the gospels.

    Maybe my comments are not relevant in this post, but I wanted to say it. What made you seek your path? Do you have a post about that, as I’d like to read it! 🙂


    1. Hello, Jami! Thanks for the comment! And You Are right. These fellows Are frightening. By look and by deeds. Am glad I found this picture. It represents the Christian (catholic) leadership that is lacking both in God Experience and in Love. Thus We see that the name pope, meaning father, should Not be applied automatically to all those elected there. For benedict, I would give the name, ‘Gope.’ Just like that, haha.

      You are right. I should write something about the ‘Path’ I follow! Just give me a little time. Love and Regards. 🙂


      1. Hahahah…I always think they look so unhealthy, like, not vital. I do love Catholic Churches and the idea of confession (when used properly). I think giving it to god is a great idea, although it certainly foes not give us license to sin freely! I think that’s the down side…although i know a lot of catholics and i am perhaps more naughty than they are. Haha 😉

        ok, can’t wait to read about your journey of spirit! Maybe i should do the same?…


  2. Hello, Sarah! Yes, You are Right. The Idea of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, as it is called nowadays, is a Great one, and based on Christ’s words.

    Here too, I take His words, “If You Forgive People’s sins, they are forgiven; If You do not forgive them, they are not forgiven,” as in John 20:23. All quotes from TEV.

    The catholic church, on the other hand, likes to base itself on Matthew 16:18-19, which I give You passim: “…Peter, You are a rock, and on this rock I will build my church. …What You prohibit on earth will be prohibited in heaven, and what You permit on earth, will be permitted in heaven.” Thus keeping things under the church’s thumb and control!

    The church, while citing Matthew 18:18, ignores the fact that practically the Same words were spoken to the Disciples in general, and not just to Peter in this case. Typical church mentality, which is not different from ‘Rich man’ mentality.

    Sadly, today, the priests are not interested in hearing ‘confessions.’ Nor are the people, in going for it. And, worst of all, today, I, myself, who believe in the Sacrament, find it difficult to practice, as I do not have confidence in them. Bad and sad to say of one’s fellow priests, but there it is. There are SURE to be good ones. Shall have to wait!

    (Have written so much on the subject of confessions that I have enough material here for a post. Shall be doing that!)

    To conclude, Yeah, please write of Your spiritual journey.

    With Regards, Yesudas.


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