31 May 2008

Poll - May 2008

Catholics who deny the ‘anathema’ statements of the ecumenical councils are automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
  • Always 41 (56%)

  • Sometimes 18 (24%)

  • Never 14 (19%)
Total votes: 73. Poll closed.

Comments: The ‘anathema sit’ statements of the ecumenical councils should be received as truths of the Catholic faith. According to the Code of Canon Law: (1) Those who obstinately deny or doubt these statements are guilty of heresy (751). (2) With some exceptions (1323), a heretic incurs automatic (a latae sententiae) excommunication (1364).