My Dad was excommunicated.
He received a letter (do not remember who my Mom said it was from), that because he was marring my Mom and she was not only not Catholic but said she would not allow her children to be raised as Catholics, he was told “good bye” and his future children were all going to hell.
That was in 1945, so who knows what was going on at that time.
Well that would be a declaration with implicit conditions for being readmitted.
Did the letter really say all y’all were going to hell? Wow!
“....and his future children were all going to hell.”
I am sure that is NOT what the letter stated.