Lay Catholics need to interpret Vatican Council II with Feeneyism and not Cushingism and learn that for political reasons the hierarchy at the Vatican will not interpret Church documents with Feeneyism i.e there are no known exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus(EENS), there are no physically visible cases of non Catholics saved outside the Church, we cannot meet any one who will go to Heaven without 'faith and baptism'(AG 7,LG 14).
This is simple and rational.So use this thinking to interpret the Council and know that the priest-professors of theology will not use this rational method of reasoning.
For example, on February 29, this month, at the church Santa Maria ai Monti, Rome 1Fr. Laureat Basanese S.J , a Jesuit professor of theology at the Pontifical University Gregorian,Rome,will speak on the subject Islam e Cristianesimo,La sfide del fondantalismo e il dialogo ( Islam and Christianity, The challenge of fundamentalism and dialogue).This priest like the parish priest Fr.Francesco Pesce (email@example.com) of this church in central Rome, is not going to interpret Vatican Council II according to Feeneyism. He would know that Cushingism is rational and contrary to the pre- Council of Trent magisterium which was Feeneyite. He will not choose Feeneyism since then he would be saying that Vatican Council II (AG 7, LG 14) says all need faith and baptism for salvation and so all non Catholics are on the way to Hell without the Catholic Faith.He would also being saying that LG 16, LG 8, UR 3, NA 2, AG 11 (seeds of the Word), Gaudium et Specs 22( Holy Spirit present among non Catholics in a salvific way) refer to only hypothetical cases. So they do not contradict the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus . The political Left would consider this unacceptable. It could be misunderstood as racism and anti-Semitism and this priest could lose his teaching job at the Jesuit Gregorian University.He could also be suspended as a priest by the Rome Vicariate and the Vatican.
So Fr. Laureat Basanese S.J will continue to interpret Vatican Council II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1992) with Cushingism.He probably does not know the difference.He protects himself and tells a lie to lay Catholics, who enquiry about theology and Vatican Council II.He could be doing this innocently.
So Lay Catholics must be aware of this.
Fr.Basanese will use Cushingism to interpret Vatican Council II and so will say there are known exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.For him there will be physically visible cases of non Catholics saved outside the Church.For him we humans can meet someone who will go to Heaven, without 'faith and baptism'.
This is all irrational and fantasy.How can any human see or know someone in Heaven in 2016 saved without the baptism of water? How can this be possible for any human in the past in the Church? This is all Cushingite reasoning.
He will speak at the church where the body of St.Benedict Labre lies. St. Vincent Palotto would visit this church and had a special devotion to St.Benedict Joseph Labre.Both saints were Feeneyites.There was no Cushingism at that time. Thes irrational Cushingite theology emerged clearly with the Baltimore Catechism and was made official with the Letter of the Holy Office to the Archbishop of Boston 1949. This Letter was made public by the archdiocese three years after it was issued.Some Catholics doubt its authenticity.Since the theology is complicated. The second part of the letter contradicts the first part.
So when someone refers to theology, don't let it impress you as a lay man or woman. Explain what is Feeneyism and Cushingism is for you.Then tell the professor, that you accept Vatican Council II interpreted with Feeneyism, since it is simple, rational and traditional.