[quote=swampfox]Wasn’t this an act of self-excommunication?
‘16) “Those who hold communion in criminal crime with a person whom the pope has excommunicated by name, that is, those who give him assistance or countenance.” The “criminal crime” (crimen criminosum) is the very one for which the culprit was excommunicated; the article, of course, does not contemplate participation in the offensive act itself, since excommunication by name is necessarily posterior to such an act. The penalty is inflicted for subsequently assisting or countenancing the excommunicated person. This is a survival (see above, II (5)] of the penalties incurred by intercourse with the excommunicated. It must be noted that this censure is not imposed for intercourse with all excommunicated persons, but only with vitandi, those whom the pope has excommunicated by name, not such as have been excommunicated by a Roman Congregation (Holy Office, 16 June, 1897) or by the bishop.’
In other words, because the Danube 7 were excommunicated by a Pope for participating in invalid ordinations, these women invalid ordained by these self-described bishops were automatically excommunicated.