Excommunication

Excommunication

Painful processes

Painful processes Laicization and annulment are different matters, but they both require time and ...

Opening the Word: A call to reform

Opening the Word: A call to reform Church uses excommunication to bring wandering sheep home and to guard against dangers ...

Recent case puts seal of confession in spotlight Supporters say priest accused of accessing computer porn is protecting seal

Sister's abortion approval draws automatic excommunication Nun who was hospital administrator believed saving mother's life justified killing of ...

Letters to the Editor for January/February 2010

Another papal surprise

Another papal surprise Pope's extraordinary letter challenges all Catholics to reflect on our own intolerance

Pope issues anguished appeal for unity to bishops His extraordinarily personal letter explains rationale for controversial lifting of ...

TCA Life for January/February 2009

TCA Life for January/February 2009

A medicinal penalty

A medicinal penalty Excommunication isn't the Church's way to keep control, but a way to 'awaken the sinner'

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