St. Thomas Becket knew what today is denied
It is my firm belief that the day will come when the Church will declare Blessed, Marcel Lefebvre and it will be fully realised that the Holy Spirit was acting through him to preserve the Faith from the those, the likes of which we have not seen for many decades, who know raise their heads with such heterodoxy.- Vox Cantoris 1
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre accepted the Letter of the Holy Office 1949 which states :
Therefore, that one may obtain eternal salvation, it is not always required that he be incorporated into the Church actually as a member, but it is necessary that at least he be united to her by desire and longing.
The dogma says everyone needs to be incorporated into the Catholic Church actually as a member for eternal salvation.Where are the exceptions in real life ? Who are they, what are their names?
Vox Cantoris has also stated in an earlier post that every one needs to enter the Church for salvation and there are no known exceptions in the present times (2015-2016). There cannot be any known exception for us human being.
Yet the Letter assumes that the baptism of desire and being saved in invincible ignorance is an exception to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus. For the Holy Office these cases were relevant to the dogma.So they mentioned them in the Letter. It was approved by Pope Pius XII. Since the Letter assumes that these cases ( baptism of desire etc ) are explicit for them to be an exception to the dogma,this becomes an objective error.
It is a fact of life that we cannot know or see, any one personally, saved without the baptism of water in the Catholic Church. So there cannot be an exception to the norm on salvation.There cannot be a contradiction to the church's teaching on objective reality.
The Letter made a mistake.Archbishop Lefebvre did not notice it.___________________________
St. Thomas Becket knew. In the Office of Readings, or Matins, for this Christmastide Feast, we read in his Letter,
"As successors of the apostles, we hold the highest rank in our churches; we have accepted the responsibility of acting as Christ’s representatives on earth; we receive the honour belonging to that office, and enjoy the temporal benefits of our spiritual labours. It must therefore be our endeavour to destroy the reign of sin and death, and by nurturing faith and uprightness of life, to build up the Church of Christ into a holy temple in the Lord.( Lionel : Yes and without the Cushingite error of the Letter of the Holy Office 1949)
There are a great many bishops in the Church, but would to God we were the zealous teachers and pastors that we promised to be at our consecration, and still make profession of being." ( Lionel: St.Thomas Becket did not teach that there are exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus or that the baptism of desire refers to explicit cases of persons saved without the baptism of water in the Catholic Church. This was not a doctrine at that time as it is now for the SSPX ) - Vox CantorisThe Letter of the Holy Office 1949 taught heresy and a factual error and Archbishop Lefebvre accepted it as did the magisterium of his time.