NEWS FEATURE: Catholic Church Has History of Disciplining Dissidents

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c. 2004 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ The blow fell just before Easter 1962, in a city attuned to the solemn rhythms of traditional Catholicism. On Monday of Holy Week, Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel announced the excommunication of three Catholic public figures for loudly condemning his decision to integrate the archdiocese’s Catholic schools. Until […]

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