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  • In canon law, that kind of excommunication is called latae sententiae, i.e. "by broad judgment" not requiring a specific judgment or decree; call that 'ELS' for short.

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  • Understand, this is called latae sententiae excommunication.


  • a statement published on May 29, 2008 in L'Observatorio Romano, the Vatican's official newspaper, all women who "attempt ordination" and the bishops who ordain them are automatically excommunicated, known as latae sententiae. Main RSS Feed

  • In canon law, there is a type of excommunication termed latae sententiae ”by the very commission of the offense”.

    Mario Cuomo on “Religious Belief and Public Morality”

  • Although most Roman Catholics anguish little, if at all, over being latae sententiae automatic excommunicated, I suspect the sting of the threat of laicization is not at all lost on Father Bourgeois.

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

  • The following day it was announced by Cardinal Bernardin Gantin, at that time head of the Congregation of Bishops in Rome, that all six men had incurred excommunication latae sententiae (automatic excommunication), the penalty laid down in the revised Code of Canon Law, Canon 1382, for directly participating in an episcopal consecration in the absence of

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  • But I have been dealing with incredibly annoying hip pain and a strained tensor fascia latae (TFL) and iliotibial band (ITB) -- a band of muscles that runs down your hip and outer thigh and apparently makes your legs work (as far as I understand).

    Emily Faherty: Hips Don't Lie: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

  • This was what Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, Archbishop of Genoa from 1946 to 1987, decided to take with Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre before the latter was subject to latae sententiae excommunication, following the ordination of four bishops consecrated without the necessary authorization of the Pope in 1988.

    Cardinal Siri and Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre

  • The iliotibial band is a thick fibrous band running along the outside of the leg from the hip (ilium) to the shin bone (tibia) just below the kneecaplike a stripe down the side of your leg. In the hip area the upper end of the IT band and the hip are joined together by a muscle (the tensor fascia latae), which you can see just under the shorts on many lean runners and walkers.


  • I repeat that the common good of the Church needs these latae sententiae laws, which serve as a permanent alert and which she will never abrogate.

    EXCLUSIVE: Bishop of Recife defends excommunication (MUST READ) #pro-life #tcot #roft


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