Monday, September 28, 2015

LG16,LG 14, LG 8, UR 3, NA 2 etc are not exceptions to EENS : Fr.Leonard Feeney's excommunication was a mistake

Immagine correlataWe do not know any one in 2015 saved with the baptism of desire, baptism of blood or invincible ignorance - and without the baptism of water.Not a single such case is known or can be known. Since people in Heaven are not visible and known to us. With or without the baptism of water they are invisible for us.
So the Magisterium in 1949 made an objective mistake.It was a mistake  when they assumed that being saved with the baptism of desire, baptism of blood or invincible ignorance referred to known cases.Then the Magisterium inferred that these 'known cases' were explicit exceptions to the tradtional interpretation of extra ecclesiam nulla salus  according to Fr. Leonard Feeney and the St. Benedict Center at Boston, USA.

Immagine correlataThe error was then carried over into Vatican Council II.

 Whosoever, therefore, knowing that the Catholic Church was made necessary by Christ, would refuse to enter or to remain in it, could not be saved...
Catechumens who, moved by the Holy Spirit, seek with explicit intention to be incorporated into the Church are by that very intention joined with her. With love and solicitude Mother Church already embraces them as her own.-Lumen Gentium 14, Vatican Council II

Immagine correlata Therefore though God in ways known to Himself can lead those inculpably ignorant of the Gospel to find that faith without which it is impossible to please Him (Heb. 11:6)... -Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II

Those saved in 'inculpable ignorance' should not have been mentioned in Ad Gentes 7. Those  who 'know' or those who are in ignorance' and are saved with or without the baptism of water  are known only to God. Here in Lumen Gentium 14 it is being implied that we know these cases and can judge. They would not  be explicit exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.It was a mistake to have mentioned this in Lumen Gentium 14.We have to be aware that this is a reference to hypothetican cases followed by the baptism of water, since this is the dogmatic teaching and so they are not exceptions to the old ecclesiology.
Also it is implied that there are now three known baptisms, water, desire and invincible ignorance when the Nicene Creed mentions only one known baptism, the baptism of water.

Immagine correlata With LG 16, LG 8, NA 2, UR 3 etc it is inferred that there are still more 'baptisms' and all of them are without the baptism of water. The text does not state it but this is the Magisterial inference made.
The Magisterium during the pontificate of Pope Pius XII did not correct the error. Also for some 19 years the excommunication of Fr.Leonard Feeney was not lifted. He remained excommunicated even during Vatican Council II. The popes did nothing to defend him.In public they did not affirm the strict interpretation of the dogma.

Immagine correlataRedemptoris Missio, Dominus Iesus and the Catechism of the Catholic Church were issued assuming there are known exceptions to the traditional interpretation of extra ecclesiam nulla salus.The International Theological Commission has made the same mistake in two theological papers.While the SSPX theologians and the sedevacantists CMRI, MHFM etc, have also made the same error as the liberals.
-Lionel Andrades

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