Philippine prelate emphasizes: Automatic excommunication for abortion
Catholic World News - August 09, 2010
A leading Philippine prelate is reminding Catholics that those who procure an abortion incur an automatic excommunication. The excommunication, says Archbishop Oscar Cruz, affects “the woman concerned, the husband who helped her, the abortionist, [and] the nurses” who actively participated in the abortion.
In its report on Archbishop Cruz’s comments, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ online radio inaccurately reported that “in the Catholic Church today, there are only two sins whereby the penalty of excommunication is involved.” A full list of excommunicable offenses can be found in the Code of Canon Law (1364 ff.).
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($17,744 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!