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  • n. Plural form of excommunicant.

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  • This clever overture, evidently long meditated by Pope Benedict XVI as part of his generous approach to other conservative schismatics and former excommunicants like the ultra-right Lefebvrists, was written up mostly as a curiosity; a dawn raid on the much-beset Anglican Communion.

    The Men Who Made England

  • The many "come back home" campaigns designed to lure lapsed Catholics back into church are aimed at excommunicants -- those who left because breaking the rules left them feeling unwelcome.

    Michele Somerville: Roy Bourgeois Detained At The Vatican For The Crime Of Primacy Of Conscience

  • McBride's was a public excommunication, but Catholic church pews and altars are filled with ipso facto "excommunicants."

    Michele Somerville: Female Priests: As Sinful as Pedophiles?

  • For 20 years we were vilified as being "outside the Church", charged with being "disobedient" vis-à-vis the Pope, and referred to as "excommunicants and fundamentalists".

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Many of these excommunicants end up in slums surrounding San Cristobal and they are an unpleasant source of social unrest.

    On Sex

  • Six Principle Baptists, the Church of England, apparently all the followers of the eighty-two "pestilent heresies" so sadly enumerated and so bitterly hated and "cast out to Satan" by the Massachusetts Puritan divines, -- all the excommunicants and exiles found in Rhode Island a home and friends -- other friends than the Devil to whom they had been consigned.

    Sabbath in Puritan New England

  • Baillie, we see, was on speaking terms with him; and it is curious to note in Baillie's and other references to him the same vein of personal liking for the man, running through amazement at his heresy, which characterized the criticisms of him by his New England opponents and excommunicants.

    The Life of John Milton

  • And while the potential for bad publicity shouldn't prevent the Vatican from showing mercy to excommunicants when appropriate, it should incentivize wrapping any such mercy in a forceful, detailed,

    Charlotte was Both

  • And while the potential for bad publicity shouldn't prevent the Vatican from showing mercy to excommunicants when appropriate, it should incentivize wrapping any such mercy in a forceful, detailed, "Catholicism and canon law for dummies" explanation of what such an action doesn't mean: In this case, an endorsement of poisonous anti-semitism and conspiracy theorizing.

    Fraters Libertas

  • Living in a densely populated Mormon community, the taint of excommunication was a financial disaster to him and he didn't deserve it [Mormons need church leaders authority to socialize with excommunicants without risk of excommunication themselves.

    The Religious Empire: Public Enemy No. 1

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