Repost : Reuters makes factual, objective mistake too
NOVEMBER 28, 2012
REUTERS MAKES FACTUAL,OBJECTIVE MISTAKE TOO
Reuters assumes that the SSPX has rebelled against Vatican Council II since for Reuters correspondents the dead are visible to us on earth and so these cases saved, are explicit exceptions to Tradition. For Reuters those saved in invincible ignorance and a good conscience (LG 16) or elements of sanctification(LG 8) etc are examples not of implicit salvation but explicit implicit salvation.This is an objective, factual error. We cannot see the dead on earth and Vatican Council II does not claim that we can.It has to be implied by Reuters and the other media.
Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor at Reuters,Paris, writes:
The Swiss-based SSPX broke away from Rome in 1988 in protest against the 1960s reforms that replaced Latin with local languages at Mass, forged reconciliation with Jews and admitted other religions may also offer a path to salvation-Sep 30, 2012 By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor Pope's bid to win over Catholic rebels seems at dead end(Additional reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
Vatican Council II admits that other religions may offer a path to salvation but does not claim that we personally know any such case or that they are defacto exceptions to the dogmaextra ecclesiam nulla salus or the Syllabus of Errors. Reuters has to imply it. Tom Heneghan assumes that we can see the dead saved, who are visble exceptions to Tradition.
He does not state that Vatican Council II (AG 7,LG 14) 1 is in agreement with the Society of St.Pius X(SSPX) position on other religions. The Council says all need faith and baptism for salvation(AG 7). While LG 16 does not state that invincible ignorance or the baptism of desire are explicit cases known to us or that they contrtadict the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus. Heneghan has to assume all this. This is factually wrong and an irrationality.LG 16 only mentions the possibility of a non Catholic being saved in invincible ignorance and a good conscience and we accept this in principle only. It is not defacto and known in personal cases.
So the SSPX are not rebels as he calls them. Vatican Council II, without the irrational premise of the dead saved being visible to us, is in accord with their traditional positions.
Benedict insisted they must declare the Vatican Council and Church doctrine since then as valid Catholic teaching. Denying this has been a core principle of SSPX beliefs from the start
The SSPX has stated many times that they accept Vatican Council II as an historical event in which Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre participated. They do not deny that Vatican Council II happened.They deny the interpretation of Vatican Council II with the doctrinal error of being able to see the dead saved who are contradictions to Tradition. It is this false premise which makes Vatican Council II modernist and a break from the past.
1 Therefore, all must be converted to Him, made known by the Church's preaching, and all must be incorporated into Him by baptism and into the Church which is His body. For Christ Himself "by stressing in express language the necessity of faith and baptism (cf. Mark 16:16; John 3:5), at the same time confirmed the necessity of the Church, into which men enter by baptism, as by a door. -Ad Gentes 7,Vatican Council II