Long story short: I came back to the faith after falling away for 20 years. I didn’t realize until a couple months ago that I likely fell under the automatic excommunication for apostasy. Before getting that excommunication absolved, I had been going to Confession regularly for 1.5 years, and I also got Confirmed.
Do these sacraments fall into the “valid but illicit” category? Or should I figure out how to “redo” them?
There is an older thread here that contains some answers, but the posters there tend to assume that “you can’t be excommunicated without knowledge of the relevant law”. Regarding apostasy, such a requirement appears to be ambiguous because, in the past, I had renounced the faith and intended to separate myself from the Body of Christ, so excommunication in essence would be a just sentence, even if I didn’t know the entire formal details of the punishment.
Title of older post: [Does excommunication render sacraments invalid or just illicit?]