Repost : Error in the Catechism of the Catholic Church : SSPX has to accept it for full reconciliation
OCTOBER 2, 2014
Error in the Catechism of the Catholic Church : SSPX has to accept it for full reconciliation
There is an error in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) and the SSPX priests will have to accept it for full reconciliation.
We do not know of any one in 2014 who can be saved without the baptism of water. No magisterial text ( except the Letter of the Holy Office 1949) claims there are exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.
Yet in CCC 1257 the Catechism says God is not bound to the Sacraments. In other words, someone can be saved defacto, in 2014, without the Sacraments. It would be known to us, it would seem, for it to be an exception to all needing to convert into the Catholic Church.
So the dogma on exclusive salvation has been superseded because of the 'known'cases in the present times ( since the Catechism was issued).
This is all irrational. The SSPX has to accept this irrationality of their being known exceptions.
Where do the Church Fathers or the Medieval Fathers say that there are known exceptions to all needing the baptism of water? Who can name any known exception in the present times?
The exception would have to be in the present times, for it to be an exception.
How can there be exceptions to extra ecclesiam nulla salus when we do not know any exception and cannot know them ? They would be only known to God. Since if someone was saved with the baptism of desire this person would be in Heaven and only God could see and know this person.How can he be an exception on earth to all needing the baptism of water?
CCC 1260 says there are substitutes for the baptism of water( in the present times).Where are the substitutes ? The baptism of desire etc was never an exception or relevant to the literal interpretation of extra ecclesiam nulla salus according to Fr.Leonard Feeney.An injustice was done to this priest.
Today a priest can offer the Novus Ordo Mass and hold the traditional interpretation of extra ecclesiam nulla salus since the baptism of desire etc are not exceptions.
The mistake in the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1257-1260 needs to be identified by the SSPX before they sign an agreement.Since with this error the Vatican Curia interprets Vatican Council II. LG 16,UR 3,NA 2 etc are exceptions to extra ecclesiam nulla salus for them and so the Council is a break with Tradition.