And rather than fight with them, they'll just excommunicate and ignore him, which half of them have already done anyway, probably.
Ecclesiastical authorities could excommunicate; that was their engine of coercion.
He comes to scoff and does not remain to pray, but rather to excommunicate.
They denounced also all the prelats of Scotland and men of religion, exempt, and not exempt, excommunicate and accursed.
As he was the father, it fell to him to rebuke his son and to excommunicate him for his sin.
He had heard that Henry was ill, and therefore did not excommunicate him.
The pope has made a bull to excommunicate all those who use tobacco in the churches.
He then proceeded to excommunicate several of those persons from whom he had received insults since his return to England.
I do not know whether he did not even threaten to excommunicate all of us, living and dead.
They appear therefore to have incited certain Polish rabbis to condemn his circular letter and excommunicate him.