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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fr. Alberto Cutie's schismatic act

I don't see why this should take very long.

Fr. Alberto Cutie's entry into the Anglican communion is an act of schism per 1983 CIC 1364.1, for which he is liable to (automatic) excommunication. A cleric, moreover, is also liable to dismissal from the clerical state "if contumacy of long duration or the gravity of scandal demands it". The publicity with which Fr. Cutie has garnished his act of schism, etc., sure seems to me call for his prompt dismissal from the clerical state.