Two more excommunicated at St. Stan's.....


By Tim Townsend
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
10/10/2008.

Two more members of St. Stanislaus Kostka church have been declared excommunicated.

Richard Lapinski and Janice Merzweiler were elected to the board of St. Stanislaus Kostka church in August.

In declaring Lapinski and Merzweiler excommunicated, Bishop Robert Hermann, the administrator of the St. Louis archdiocese, said the two had committed "the delict of schism," according to the declaration, published on the archdiocese’s website, by joining the St. Stanislaus board.

Schism is defined in church law as "the refusal of submission to the Roman Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him." 

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