Can. 1210 Only those things which serve the exercise or promotion of worship, piety, or religion are permitted in a sacred place; anything not consonant with the holiness of the place is forbidden.
Can. 1214 By the term church is understood a sacred building designated for divine worship to which the faithful have the right of entry for the exercise, especially the public exercise, of divine worship.
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"We must not forget the function of the penalty of excommunication to avoid scandal: the faithful would be scandalized if they did not punish with the right proportion such serious behavior as adhering to heresy, desecrating the Blessed Sacrament, or committing an abortion. The Lord pronounces very harsh words for those who scandalize (cf Mt 18, 6) .If these crimes are not punished -or others of such seriousness-, the scandal would come not from the delinquent, but from the ecclesiastical authority that does not typify them.
It is possible to conclude, therefore, that the typification of crimes and the imposition of the penalty of excommunication can constitute a true obligation of justice".