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Question 1: According to the Catholic Church, excommunication, in the sense of a formal proceeding, is not a penalty, but rather a formal proclamation of a pre-existing condition in a more or less prominent member of the ________.
PopeCatholic ChurchPope Gregory IPope John Paul II

Question 2: This is usually the local ordinary (________ or vicar general) or priests whom the local ordinary designates (in many dioceses, most priests are empowered to lift most excommunications otherwise reserved to the bishop, notably that involved with abortion).

Question 3: Excommunication as it exists in Christian faiths does not exist in ________.
Muslim historyIslamic schools and branchesIslamMosque

Question 4: A notable case regarding researchers is the so-called ________.
September SixFirst VisionBrigham YoungJoseph Smith, Jr.

Question 5: Excommunication is generally reserved for what are seen as the most serious sins, including committing serious crimes; committing ________, polygamy, or homosexual conduct; apostasy, teaching false doctrines, or openly criticizing LDS leaders.

Question 6: In the Eastern Orthodox churches, excommunication is the exclusion of a member from the ________.
Sacramental breadEucharistEucharistic theologyTransubstantiation

Question 7: The Catholic Church, especially during the ________, was obliged to issue formal pronouncements of excommunication in regard to officials and monarchs who had personally excommunicated themselves from the Catholic Church.
High Middle AgesLate Middle AgesMiddle AgesEarly Middle Ages

Question 8: [citation needed] A siruv order, equivalent to a ________, issued by a Rabbinical court may also limit religious participation.
BailJustice of the peaceContempt of courtCrime

Question 9: Excommunicated members may be re-baptized after a waiting period and sincere ________, as judged by a series of interviews with church leaders.

Question 10: The ECUSA is in the ________, and shares many canons with the Church of England which would determine its policy on excommunication.
Episcopal Church (United States)CatholicismAnglicanismAnglican Communion

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