Gallup Poll points to future demographic disaster. Wherein Fr. Z rants. by Fr.John Zuhlsdorf
Lionel: Without the Catholic Idenity, the Traditional Latin Mass like the Mass in other Rites, projects the new ecclesiology, the new theology based on their being known exceptions to the past exclusivist ecclesiology of the Church. This is not our Catholic Identiy.This is an innovation in the Church.
Lionel: Yes. I agree. However this is already being done in many places.It is also being done at the Society of St. Pius X(SSPX) seminaries and they reject the past exclusivist ecclesiology with their visible- for- us baptism of desire etc.So they re-interpret St.Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine on EENS, with an irrational premise.
For example St. Thomas Aquinas affirmed the traditional, strict interpretation of the dogma EENS.He said that the man in the forest in ignorance, who was to be saved would have God sending him a preacher. So he would be baptised when he was in Heaven. The liberal theologians interpret the man in the forest as being a known person saved outside the Church. The traditionalists accept this.
This is not our Catholic Identity.
So when the Catholic Identity is not conveyed to Catholics in general they do not have it.
Lionel: Do this after the Faith is proclaimed with truth and integrity. Affirm Feeneyite EENS and also Vatican Council II and all the Catechisms.
Lionel: To change the meaning of extra ecclesiam nulla salus and the understanding of the Nicene Creed is a mortal sin of faith. To interpret Vatican Council II with a falsehood and deception, as Fr. Z does, is a sin.