Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What is the Pius XII Error?

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What is the Pius XII Error?
No one during the pontificate of Pope Pius XII could see or know someone without 'faith and baptism' and with baptism of desire/implicit desire or in invincible ignorance since this is humanly not possible.Pope Pius XII could not say that someone could be saved without faith and baptism who was  known to him.Since this would imply he went to Heaven and learnt about it. He had some source of knowing.
 So when he refers to being saved in implicit desire and in invincible ignorance , he means these cases will also be followed by the baptism of water.I would like to believe this but - he overlooked the mistake in the Letter issued by Cardinal Francesco Marchetti Selvaggiani.
The Letter of the Holy Office 1949 to the Archbishop of Boston , which was approved during the pontificate of Pope Pius XII, makes this error when it criticizes  Fr.Leonard Feeney and the St. Benedict Center.
The Letter implies that being saved with the baptism of desire (BOD)  and in invincible ignorance(I.I) are exceptions to the traditional literal interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus (EENS).
How could BOD and I.I be exceptions when no one one earth can  see these cases in Heaven?
How could it be speculated that these cases are in Heaven without 'faith and baptism' when there is no way of humanly knowing ?
Who among us today or tomorrow will know of a BOD or I.I case  saved without 'faith and baptism' ? No one.
So the Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Richard Cushing  and the Jesuits  made a mistake when they placed BOD and I.I in Vatican Council II ( AG 7, LG 14). There were zero-cases in their reality  and there was no precedent of knowing any such case over the centuries. Humanly it was not possible.
Similarly the traditionalists try to  prove Pope Pius XII  correct and say St. Emerentiana is in Heaven and without  the  baptism of water.How could any of us humans know this for a fact? Who has seen or her  in Heaven to know that she is there without the baptism of water?
 I am not saying that we cannot speculate and  believe .I am saying we humans in general cannot  now know of any exception to the dogmatic teaching on extra ecclesiam nulla salus (EENS)
For us humans there can not  be an exception to the dogmatic teaching,. It is not physically possible.
So this was a mistake made during the pontificate of Pope Pius XII. 
No one in Boston knew of any salvation outside the Church. No one there could say that in the past ( pre-1949 times)  there was salvation outside the Church.
How can Feeneyism be condemned today when we don't know of any one saved with  BOD and I.I and without the baptism of water?
How could Pope Benedict as Cardinal Ratzinger and Cardinal Ladaria ( as Fr.Luiz Ladaria  and President of the ITC)  condemn  Feeneyism in the theological papers of the International Theological Commission? They did not know of any exception to Feeneyism and no magisterial text before 1949 makes this claim.
Before 1949 there were references to BOD and I.I and it is not said that  cases are explicit and known to us. It is not inferred that they are exceptions to the dogma on exclusive salvation. If it was inferred as such it would be an empirical mistake.
The wrong inference was made by Pope Benedict  and Cardinal Ladaria  in two papers of the ITC ( Christianity and the World Religions and The Hope of Salvation for Infants who die without being baptized). They changed Church doctrine based on the error overlooked by Pius XII.
Similarly Redemptoris, Missio and Dominus Iesus do not clearly affirm the literal interpretation of EENS ( Feeneyism) since they assume BOD and I.I are relevant to the dogma.
How could they accept there being salvation outside the Church? Could they see the dead-saved now in Heaven?
Why did Cardinal Ratzinger in the Catechism ( 1257) on The Necessity of Baptism say God is not limited to the Sacraments? Did he personally know of any exception?
We have to keep in mind that there is no known salvation outside  the Church.None of us can know of any exception despite the magisterial error  since 1949.
The 1949 magisterium contradicted the pre-1949 magisterium.Pius XII made an error.
All non Catholics today are on the path to Hell (with Original sin and mortal sins committed in this state of Original Sin) unless they convert into the Church and live her traditional teachings.
The popes since Pius XII have made an objective mistake. It is a fact of life that we cannot see the dead who are now in Heaven. So we cannot say that any one is there without the baptism of water in the Catholic Church. We cannot conclude that these invisible cases are objective exceptions to all needing to be formal members of the Church to go to Heaven and avoid Hell.
-Lionel Andrades

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