Was reading an article by Jimmy
Akin from 2000 on anathemas. https://www.catholic.com/index.php/magazine/print-edition/anathema
Came to a very interesting part. The 1983 code of canon law abrogated all former anathemas! Now, they still stand as limits as to dogma, in other words, they still show us what not to be believed.
But as to them applying to INDIVIDUALS, that looks gone-
“Yet the penalty was used so seldom that it was removed from the 1983 Code of Canon Law . This means that today the penalty of anathema does not exist in Church law. The new Code provided that, “When this Code goes into effect, the following are abrogated: 1º the Code of Canon Law promulgated in 1917 . . . 3º any universal or particular penal laws whatsoever issued by the Apostolic See, unless they are contained in this Code” (CIC  6 §1). The penalty of anathema was not renewed in the new Code, and thus it was abrogated when the Code went into effect on January 1, 1983.”
So, does this mean, for example that in the anathema of Severus of Antioch, the content of what he is alleged to believe is NOT to be held, but as regarding the man, he is no longer anathematized???
That’s exactly how I read it, and it seems a fascinating point, because it can free up the investigation into whether some of these men really believed what they were anathematized for. We won’t necessarilly be contradicting dogmatic facts.