I got your latae sententiae right here!


Cause physical harm to the pope?
Openly advocate schism?

That's an automatic excommunication.

Now, "ordaining" women to the priesthood is on the list.


Isn't "ordaining" women "openly advocating schism"?

Seems like it's already been covered; just needed a bit of clarification.

Attempting to ordain a woman as a bishop is easily seen to be a schismatic act, but -- who knows? -- some bishop might attempt to ordain a woman as a priest and claim that he was not intending to commit schism.

The new CDF decree cuts through any such bogus rationalization.

It also warns any bishop tempted to violate this precept that he would not be able to escape punishment by performing the act in secret or anonymously.

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