If you are a man, and therefore a priesthood holder, it takes a council of 15 men to agree on excommunication.
But the threat of something as severe as excommunication was completely unexpected to her.
The Ordain Women website posted some of Harrison's email to Kelly informing her of her excommunication.
Following the news of her excommunication, Kelly has stood by her words.
The church was not happy with his views, and there was talk of excommunication.
They brought the spreading Plague and the excommunication of Savonarola.
He threatened the King with excommunication, and of course that frightened him.
This was easily granted; but the Venetians, who seemed to care little about excommunication, remained under the papal censure.
The Bishop of Beauvais then pronounced her sentence of excommunication.
In fact, they were subject to excommunication if they refused to give money when called upon by the inquisitor.