I read through this forum often, but very rarely post. I had a question about automatic excommunication.
According to Wikipedia, the offenses that incur automatic excommunication are apostasy, heresy, schism, desecration of the Eucharist, physical force against the pope, attempted sacramental absolution of a partner in adultery, ordination of a bishop without a Papal mandate, For non-electors present in the conclave, revelation of the details of the conclave, Simoniacal provision of the Papal office, Violation of the sacramental seal of confession by a priest or bishop, and
Procurement of a completed abortion. There seems to be a little confusion on Wikipedia about whether or not this is correct. Which of these sins can be forgiven by a priest? A bishop? The Pope?
In the past, I’ve held views contrary to those of Holy Mother Church, and denied the Church’s teachings. I don’t anymore, but is that heresy? Am I excommunicated. Sorry if I sound silly. I tend to be a little scrupulous.
Thanks and God Bless,
P.S. Here is the link to Wikipedia: