Monday, September 12, 2016

Fr.Pierpaulo Petrucci, District Superior, SSPX , Albano,Italy mixes up invisible cases as being visible, what is not seen as being seen

Image result for Photo of Fr. Pier Paolo PetrucciOn page 8 of the article 'Il concilio Vaticano II e la salvezza delle anime' La Tradizione Cattolica ( N.4(97) 2015) Fr.Pierpaulo Petrucci, Superior General, SSPX , Albano,Italy refers to Lumen Gentium 8 :

This is the one Church of Christ which in the Creed is professed as one, holy, catholic and apostolic, (12*) which our Saviour, after His Resurrection, commissioned Peter to shepherd,(74) and him and the other apostles to extend and direct with authority,(75) which He erected for all ages as "the pillar and mainstay of the truth".(76) This Church constituted and organized in the world as a society, subsists in the Catholic Church, which is governed by the successor of Peter and by the Bishops in communion with him,(13*) although many elements of sanctification and of truth are found outside of its visible structure. These elements, as gifts belonging to the Church of Christ, are forces impelling toward catholic unity.-Lumen Gentium 8 ( emphasis mine)
For Fr.Pierpaolo Petrucci, Vatican Council II is saying there are explicit, personally known cases of persons saved with 'elements of sanctification and of truth' outside the visible boundaries of the the Church i.e without faith and baptism. Since these cases are explicit they become exceptions to the old ecclesiology and the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus(EENS). So he complains. He criticizes Vatican Council II.Since for him these cases indicate in Lumen Gentium 8 are objective exceptions to the dogma EENS and so they should not have been mentioned. These persons are found(for him) among the Protestants and other Christians.So he rejects Vatican Council II since LG 8 contradicts the dogma EENS and the old ecclesiology. Protestants and Orthodox Christians need to convert into the Church formally for salvation, according to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and here Vatican Council II is saying,for him, that there are exceptions.
But are they really exceptions ? Can they be exceptions?
They are not exceptions for me since they are not explicit, they are not objectively seen in 2016.
The Letter of the Holy Office 1949 made the same mistake as Fr. Pierpaulo Petrucci. It assumes the baptism of desire refers not to hypothetical cases  but people personally known, who are saved without the baptism of water in the Catholic Church.
Fr.Petrucci has quoted St. Francis Xavier and his missionary spirit in the article.On page 29 he suggests that the baptism of desire etc are exceptions to all needing to be baptised with water and considers this the traditional teaching of the Church.
If the SSPX bishops and Fr.Pierpaulo Petrucci would admit that the baptism of desire and blood and being saved in invincible ignorance refer to invisible cases for us in 2016, the entire interpretation of the Council changes.The baptism of desire and blood and being saved in invincible ignorance would no more be an exception to St. Francis Xavier's understanding of extra ecclesiam nulla salus.Lumen Gentium 8 'elements of sanctification and truth' would not be relevant to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus. Nor would it be an exception to Ad Gentes 7 which says all need faith and baptism for salvation.
This doctrinal mistake was originally made by the Holy Office 1949.It was picked up innocently by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, their founder.Promoted by the SSPX bishops, the District Superior of the SSPX in  Italy, Fr. Pierpaulo Petrucci, repeated the mistake at a conference in Rimini, Italy. It was published in a book of collected papers at Rimini, and was made available at 16 euros for Italians who frequent the SSPX chapels. 
-Lionel Andrades
Convegno 2014
July 20, 2015
No response from Fraternita Sacerdotale San Pio X (SSPX Italy) : doctrinal mess
July 5, 2015
Fr.Pier Paolo Petrucci, the SSPX District Superior acts as if all is normal

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