“Two” dissidents laicized and excommunicated? I’d just heard of the one in Melbourne, “Mister” Greg Reynolds. Do you have (O be still my beating heart) a link for the other one?
I’ll have to look for it. I think the other one was actually somewhere in Latin America, but I don’t remember the details. I think it was the same thing - the process had gotten started earlier, but was hung up by lack of action on the part of the local bishop (obviously, a covert supporter of the dissident priest in question). The Vatican simply resolved it without the bishop’s participation.