Monday, July 27, 2015

How should we interpret Vatican Council II ?

-Lionel Andrades

If Vatican Council II does not contradict EENS where is the doctrinal basis for Bishop Sanborn and Fr.Anthony Cekada's sedevacantism?

Immagine correlataFr.Anthony Cekada takes advantage of the ignorance of  young Catholics. He knows there are no known cases in the present times (2015) of people saved in invincible ignorance (I.I) and the baptism of desire(BOD).He knows there are no known exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus (EENS) in 2015.So even though he knows there are no exceptions to Feeneyism he keeps material online  which says there are exceptions.1
He knows hypothetical cases of the past cannot be exceptions to Feeneyism, today.Yet he has an article on his sedevacantist website making just this claim.
He was informed about all this years back and even recently. Since young sedes are not aware of his error, he presses his luck.No one objects so he gets away with all that irrationality and error. He does all this after being informed. It is promoting a lie, a falsehood, after being told about it.
He cannot write an article refuting what I say.Neither can he write an article supporting me.For an article of support would mean there is no doctrinal basis for his sedevacantism.Lumen Gentium 16  cannot be an exception to extra ecclesiam nulla salus. There are no visible cases. No objective cases.So Vatican Council II does not contradict EENS. It is based on this point that he and others have rejected the popes and gone into sedevacantism.For them there are exceptions to EENS in VC2.
So many times I have asked him and young sedes on Twitter if Lumen Gentium 16 can  be an exception to EENS since we do not know of any LG 16 case in 2015.No one dares to answer.Since it would prove Bishop Donald Sanborn and Fr.Cekada in error in their articles on the Internet.
If LG 16 is an exception to EENS it means that we know these cases  saved in I.I in 2015.Only if they were known they could be exceptions.They would have to exist in our reality.They would be known by name.
This was the original mistake of Cardinal Francesco Marchetti Selvaggiani, in the Letter of the Holy Office 1949 to the Archbishop of Boston with reference to Fr.Leonard Feeney.The error was supported by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican when he produced the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 2 It was supported by all the popes since Pius XII.This error is fixed in the minds of Catholic liberals, traditionalists and sedevacantists.
So many times I have to keep repeating on Twitter to young sedes that  there are no known exceptions to the dogma EENS. This  continues because Fr.Anthony Cekada and Bishop Donald Sanborn, will not pull down their articles which say the opposite.
If Vatican Council II does not contradict EENS where is the doctrinal basis for their sedevacantism? There is none.Bishop Sanborn and Fr.Cekada know this but will not admit it in public.
-Lionel Andrades



The Ratzinger Error is there in most of the magisterial documents issued during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II


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--adapted from Michael Brown's Secrets of the Eucharist]
There are angels at Mass and there are saints. There is Joseph. There is the Blessed Virgin, whose statue is so often near the tabernacle.
But above all, there is Jesus.
Above all, there is the Redeemer.
A priest in Northern Ireland once wrote that if you took all the bishops, priests, and religious now on earth, along with millions of the faithful and all the saints in Heaven and the souls in purgatory -- all the millions of angels also -- and watched them bow in Adoration before God, however incredible that would be, however much glory it would give God, still this would be less than a single liturgy.
"And why?" he wrote. "Because in the Mass it is not angels and saints alone who pray for you; it is Jesus Christ Himself, and He not only prays for you but He also offers up His merits for you, and as He is God, His prayers and His merits give infinitely more glory to God and are infinitely more powerful than the united prayers and offerings of all the angels and men, even if they were continued for all eternity."
There have been saints who spent hours -- entire mornings -- just to thank God for that day's Eucharist.
There was even a saint who said two Masses a day: one the regular morning liturgy and then a Mass in thanksgiving for the previous one!
We don't need a miracle to know the Mass's value. We don't have to see visions to appreciate the Eucharist (though visions help).
We feel it. We live it. We receive its graces. Father Stefano Manelli, an Italian priest who wrote an invaluable little booklet, "Jesus Our Eucharistic Love," from which I have drawn material, points out that Holy Communion "is of much greater value than an ecstasy, a rapture, or a vision. Holy Communion transports the whole of paradise into my poor heart!"
From the tabernacle comes the fragrance of Heaven.