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TBH I would take this report with a grain of salt.That is an amazing story - firstly that she not only spoke up but got the priest moved - obviously not laicised - and secondly that she was excommunicated and then re-instated ( or whatever the proper term is ) because they acknowledged that they were in the wrong.
Been looking - according to this she was excommunicatedTBH I would take this report with a grain of salt.
To be excommunicated she would have to have openly disagreed with a Doctrine of the Faith & refused to recant.
She might though have well have been kicked out of her Order and left to fend for herself.
But that is not an Excommunication!
I know it's cynical - but I cannot help thinking this is a gesture linked to the abuse scandals.I got the impression from today's Irish Times article that she was being canonised because of her "good works" after being received back into the church, and not because of her role in exposing a paedophile priest for which she was victimised.
The case for her canonisation began in Rome in 1973 and she was beatified in 1995 by JPII. These things are not done on a whim!I know it's cynical - but I cannot help thinking this is a gesture linked to the abuse scandals.
I know - 199Os was very much Mel Gibson hitting the Fan time though - and it's a good time to announce the Canonisation.The case for her canonisation began in Rome in 1973 and she was beatified in 1995 by JPII. These things are not done on a whim!
A short intro is here: Mary's Path to Canonisation | Blessed Mary MacKillop
But it doesn't say what she was excommunicated from.
ummmmm - people were excommunicated for not obeying church discipline - for what matter of faith were the Fenians etc excommunicated ?But it doesn't say what she was excommunicated from.
I think it must mean she was excommunicated from her Order and not from the Church per se
To excommunicated from the Church would be a grave matter and could only be done over a matter of Faith.
There is nothing to indicate she did not wholeheartedly support the Doctrine of the Faith
- & therefore there would be no valid grounds of Excommunication from the Church.