Crux and the other heretical publications are hiding the truth about the Fr.Leonard Feeney case.The baptism of desire was never explicit and so never was an exception to the Feeneyite interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus (EENS).There was no known salvation outside the Catholic Church and there never could be known salvation outside the Church for us human beings.The Holy Office 1949 and Pope Pius XII made an objective mistake.
The Crux correspondents for political reasons choose to look the other way and so they continue the deception on Vatican Council II.
If John Allen and the others admit that Pius XII was wrong and the baptism of desire(BOD) being invisible and unknown in personal cases, could not be relevant to the the dogma EENS,which says all need to be incorporated into the Church as members - then it means the interpretation of Vatican Council II changes.
There cannot be any exception mentioned in Vatican Council II to the strict interpretation of EENS.
So Crux repeats the familiar political Left position on 'Feeneyism' and 'Feeneyites', knowing that the 16th century missionaries were Feeneyites.Even St. Thomas Aquinas was a Feeneyite , when the baptism of desire and being saved in invincible ignorance(I.I) refers to invisible cases known only to God.
Crux says 'let's drop the obsession with criticism of Pope Francis' 1 even though the pope has changed doctrine and practise and supported a new salvation and moral theology.Crux also chooses to overlook the deception of the ecclesiastics in the Fr. Leonard Feeney case.
Cardinal Francesco Marchetti Selvaggiani's Letter(1949) from the Holy Office to the Archbishop of Boston was so bold as to say 'that one may obtain eternal salvation, it is not always required that he be incorporated into the Church actually as a member'. It is as if someone in Rome in 1949 saw a baptism of desire case strolling near the Vatican's Piazza del Cancelleria.
Without this error in the Fr.Leonard Feeney case; that of assuming imaginary cases are personally known and visible, Crux cannot cite any passage in Vatican Council II to support the new ecclesiology and to reject the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church on the members of other religions and Christians communities, all going to Hell, with no exceptions in the present times.-Lionel Andrades