When someone is excommunicated, what does it mean for them, physically, here, now on earth, and also after death.
Also, how is it restored?
I gather that they can no longer received Holy Communion, but does it go farther than that?
Can they not even attend Mass?
Does it mean that they no longer belong to the Catholic Faith, is their confirmation reversed?
How does it affect their souls? Are they automatically condemned to hell?
How can they be restored? Do they need simply to go to communion and show they have changed their ways, or is it RCIA and confiormation again?