Re: How do we address the EX-COMMUNICATED persons ?
- --- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, BOBY GEORGE PAUL wrote:
>Dear brother Boby
> ATTITTUDE TOWARDS THE EXCOMMUNICATED
> We should not humiliate those excommunicated from the Holy Church. >They were lost sheep and we must pray for their return. What I >understood is that the excommunicated priests were forbidden to use >their Ecleciastical powers and not eligible to enjoy the >priestly/spiritual powers henceforth enjoyed by them. Once ordained, >the Holy priesthood is not taken back from them, but what happens is >just they are prohibited to use the same in the Holy Church.
I think you are wrong, please read the SALMUSA Parumala Thirumeni, section 9 of SALMUSA
9.Again, for the judgment according to the righteous judgements of the Holy Spirit, and as the Evangelion commands "all that you bind on earth shall be bound also in heaven", and according to the authority bestowed on Your Holiness by God, I will not only become eligible to be expelled from your presence, judged and removed from my position; if I modify or alter this document that I have written myself of my own volition or any of the pledges stated above, it is just that Your Holiness proclaim that I am fraudulent, so that no one trusts my word.
It is very clearly stated, His Holiness has the authority to take away priesthood from the excommunicated priest or a bishop.
Aji Thomas David
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