Religion: Not So Damned

". . . We deprive . . . him . . . and all his accomplices and abettors of the Communion of the Body and Blood of Our Lord, ... we separate him from the society of all Christians, ... we declare him excommunicated and anathematized, ... we deliver him to Satan to mortify his body, that his soul may be saved on the Day of Judgment. . . . Fiat, fiat, fiat!"

Such, in excerpt, are the authentic words wherewith a Christian may be thoroughly damned by the Roman Catholic Church. But not every Catholic who is excommunicated is damned so...

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