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Bishop Of Lincoln Nebraska Issues A Warning Of Excommunication For Membership In the Following Organizations (1995)

All Catholics in and of the Diocese of Lincoln are forbidden to be members of the organizations and groups listed below.  Membership in these organizations or groups is always perilous to the Catholic Faith and most  often is totally incompatible with the Catholic Faith.

*Planned Parenthood

*Society of Saint Pius X*(Lefebvre Group)

*Hemlock Society

*Call to Action

*Call to Action Nebraska

*Saint Michael the Archangel Chapel


*Job's Daughters


*Eastern Star

*Rainbow Girls

*Catholics for a Free Choice

Any Catholics in and of the Diocese of Lincoln who attain or retain membership in any of the above listed organizations or groups after April 15, 1996, are by that very fact (ipso-facto-latae sententiae) under interdict and are absolutely forbidden to receive Holy Communion.  Contumacious persistence in such membership for one  month following the interdict on part of any such Catholics will by that very fact (ipso-facto-latae sententiae) cause them to be excommunicated.  Absolution from these ecclesial censures is "reserved the  Bishop."  This notice, when published in the Southern Nebraska Register, is a formal canonical warning.

By mandate of the Most Reverend Bishop of Lincoln.

(signed) Reverend Monsignor Timothy Thorburn Chancellor

 March 19,1996"


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