Poly, it’s probably because his question is not about the doctrines he denies but about his position in the church. i.e. whether he is excommunicated or not.
I suspect he doesn’t really care much one way or the other, but the priests and bishop would never make such a determination lightly.
The reality is that what he’s not saying is that he’s not Catholic…and never really was.
If he’s been truthful then he was misled because nothing has changed on Purgatory and the Assumption, but I can’t imagine anyone in authority feeding him that line so you’ll have to call me skeptical.
Something most definitely ain’t right with this thread.