After 1949 Church documents in a big and clear way refer to cases in Heaven being physically known to us on earth. These cases in Heaven not visible to us, become evidence of salvation outside the Church i.e non Catholics saved without the baptism of water and Catholic Faith.Fantasy.These persons in Heaven become exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.Those saved in invincible ignorance and the baptism of desire ( allegedly followed by the baptism of water) refer to persons who did not need to formally convert into the Church.They are exceptions to extra ecclesiam nulla salus in 2015.Since allegedly we personally know these exceptions. We an see them and meet them on earth. This is the hypothesis. It is a false premise.
This was the visible-dead exception theory of Cardinal Francesco Marchetti Selvaggiani when he issued the Letter of the Holy Office 1949.It was accepted by the Magisterium. Since 1949 even apologists like Fr.John Hardon did not object.
Vatican Council II mentions those who are saved in invincible ignorance and with implicit desire in LG 14 and AG 7. However they do not refer to known,visible and nameable cases in 2015. So we should not consider them as exceptions to extra ecclesiam nulla salus (EENS).
When Vatican Council II refers to those who know and do not enter being damned, we should recall that those who know or do not know, are known only to God. So again this is not a reference to an exception to EENS. The mistake is often made here.An exception would have to be visible, known and nameable to be an exception to the dogma.
When Dominus Iesus and Redemptoris Missio imply that there is salvation outside the e Church, we have to recall that there is no such case known or capable of being known to us.
EENS suggests that we assume that there are people saved in their religion with Catholic Faith and the baptism of water in a way known only to God.In Heaven there are only Catholics. This we know from the dogma.In Heaven they are there without mortal sins on their soul.They are there with 'faith and baptism(AG 7).
When the Catechism of the Catholic Church says all who are saved are saved though Jesus and the Church we must note that this is not an exception to the strict interpretation of the dogma. Due to Cardinal Marchetti's mistake it is being implied there is salvation outside the Church,when the Catechism(1257) says God is not limited to the Sacraments.
It is unfortunate that popes, cardinal and bishops have not had the ability to affirm in public, the strict interpretation of the dogma. Instead they have allowed all this confusion to enter magisterial documents since 1949. The confusion was there earlier.How when Cardinal Marchetti criticised Fr.Leonard Feeney the error became concrete. For some 19 plus years they did not lift the excommunication. Not even during Vatican Council II.When they did lift the excommunication he was not asked to recant and he had made it clear that he had not recanted.
Until today, at Holy Mass and in Catholic media and publications, Jesus is proclaimed without the necessity of formal entry into the Church with faith and baptism, for salvation.
The traditional aspects of Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's Catechism of the Catholic Church can be accepted but the passages which suggest that persons now dead for us and who are in Heaven are nameable, known and visible on earth,must be rejected or re interpreted .These documents are clearly saying that there is known salvation outside the Church.
The error is usually implied in the references to being saved in invincible ignoroance and the baptism of desire being exceptions to the necessity of all converting into the church in the present times.They are not exceptions.-Lionel Andrades