Daniel: Mommy, what does “excommunicate him” mean?

Mommy: It means that the Pope didn’t like what Martin Luther was teaching so he threw him out of the church; excommunicate means to throw someone out of the church.

Daniel:  OH DEAR!  Did he land on the grass?

Mommy:  Huh?  Oh!  No, no, he didn’t actually throw him out of the church!  What I mean is that the Pope said that he couldn’t be a preacher or a member of the church anymore.

Daniel: So then…they had to get another preacher?

Mommy: Yes.

Daniel: I hope he landed in the grass.


Or…maybe not.