Friday, July 5, 2013


When I was at the Beda College, quite a few seminarians, late vocations, would tell me kindly that I would have to give up proclaiming outside the church there is no salvation if I wanted to continue there.One of them was Richard, a lawyer, who was well settled in life, financially in England.
I wrote down briefly what I believed on this subject and asked him if this was the teaching of the Catholic Church.I said that I had only question. Was this the teaching of the Catholic Church?. He said he did not know. I asked him to ask his bishop. So he faxed what I wrote to his bishop. There was no reply from his Bishop in Birmingham, who is now the Archbishop of Westminster,Vincent Nichols.Probably Archbishop Nicols like so many others was confused with the Richard Cushing Error .
The Archdiocese of Westminster website, like the website of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, has indicated that they use the Richard Cushing Error;  an irrational premise, on the issues of Catholic faith and morals.The website shows that the flaw, an objective error was there on salvation and other religions and on mortal sin and homosexuality.
On the issue of faith and salvation they assume that 'seeds of the Word' (AG 11) are known exceptions to Vatican Council II (Ad Gentes 7 -all need faith and baptism for salvation) and the dogma on exclusive salvation in the Catholic Church.
On morals, they assume that homosexuality is not a mortal sin and the homosexual can receive the Eucharist, since ' only a certain moral obligation may be imposed. An invincible doubt, whether of law or fact, permits one to follow a true and solidly ‘probable opinion’ in favour of a more liberal interpretation'. (1)
They assume that there could be 'an invincible doubt' or a 'probable opinion' to the objective condition of homosexuality. They also contradict Vertatis Splendor which states that the outer action indicates the inner intention. Not vice versa, as in Westminster.
For the Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster probablism, equiprobabilism, Probabiliorism,Compensationism (2) and the Catechism of the Catholic Church's 'deliberate consent' and 'full freedom' (CCC 1857) (3) are not subjective but objective. They would become objective in the Confessional but in general they are subjective and known only to God, for them.
At Westminster they imply that we know when a person has these 'exceptions' to mortal sin and will be saved and so in general we cannot call mortal sin a mortal sin.Since we can judge these exceptions but they can.So they could not judge,negatively,those Catholics who are members of homosexual organisations and who came up for the Eucharist during Holy Mass.
They claim to know people living who can suggest there is a 'probable opinion' or 'invincible doubt' as to when homosexuality is not a mortal sin.
If a Catholic is a practising homosexual (changeable orientation, in a relationship, act) it is a mortal sin. This Catholic is on the way to Hell. The Catechism says everyone knows in his heart what is a sin. The homosexual deep in his conscience knows what is a sin. Westminster says 'no we don't know'.
 Similarly to their liberalism on morals there liberalism on faith and salvation uses the premise of being able to see the dead who are saved in invincible ignorance and the baptism of desire, seeds of the Word etc. They can objectively judge these cases and so they are alleged exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and to Vatican Council II (AG 7).Without the Richard Cushing Error it would mean the Catholic Church still teaches that all the Jews on Gibralter need to convert into the Catholic Church visibly to go to Heaven.(4)
The Rector of the Beda College in Rome has written a book, which is available in the seminary library and which does not consider homosexuality a mortal sin.Nor does it  mention the need for all to enter the Church for salvation, in the book's chapter on Evangelisation.In homilies he says salvation is open to all but does not state that to receive this salvation all need to enter the Church (Dominus Iesus 20). He was critical of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith decision on Fr.Jacques Dupuis(2001).He says the Church will have to change all this.For him the Richard Cushing Error would be welcome.-Lionel Andrades
14. Homosexuals have the same need for the Sacraments as the heterosexual. They also have the same right to receive the Sacraments. In determining whether or not to administer Absolution or give Communion to a homosexual, a pastor must be guided by the general principles of fundamental theology, that only a certain moral obligation may be imposed. An invincible doubt, whether of law or fact, permits one to follow a true and solidly ‘probable opinion’ in favour of a more liberal interpretation. - According to the Archdiocese of Westminister Soho Mass Pastoral Council announcement on the Internet


1855 Mortal sin destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God's law; it turns man away from God, who is his ultimate end and his beatitude, by preferring an inferior good to him.

Venial sin allows charity to subsist, even though it offends and wounds it.

1856 Mortal sin, by attacking the vital principle within us - that is, charity - necessitates a new initiative of God's mercy and a conversion of heart which is normally accomplished within the setting of the sacrament of reconciliation:

When the will sets itself upon something that is of its nature incompatible with the charity that orients man toward his ultimate end, then the sin is mortal by its very object . . . whether it contradicts the love of God, such as blasphemy or perjury, or the love of neighbor, such as homicide or adultery. . . . But when the sinner's will is set upon something that of its nature involves a disorder, but is not opposed to the love of God and neighbor, such as thoughtless chatter or immoderate laughter and the like, such sins are venial.

1857 For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met: "Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and which is also committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent."



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