Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus
The Latin phrase extra Ecclesiam nulla salus means: "outside the Church there is no salvation". The 1992 Catechism of the Catholic Church explained this as "all salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his Body."
Lionel: This is a Cushingite line. It tries to accomodate the baptism of desire, baptism of blood and being saved in invincible ignorance.It prudently says all salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his Body.
It does not directly say every one needs to enter the Church with no known exceptions. This would be Feeneyite.
Lionel: It was not just an expression or axiom it was a dogma defined by three Church Councils. At Vatican Council II the liberal theologians decided to get rid of it.
Lionel: This still is vague. Membership in the Church is neccessary for salvation was the dogmatic teaching. All need faith and baptism for salvation(AG 7, Vatican Council I)
It is a dogma in the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox churches in reference to their own communions. It is also held by many historic Protestant Churches. However, Protestants, Catholics and the Orthodox each have a unique ecclesiological understanding of what constitutes the Church. The theological basis for this doctrine is founded on the beliefs that Jesus Christ personally established the one Church; and the Church serves as the means by which the graces won by Christ are communicated to believers.
Lionel: Jesus also said that the baptism of water was necessary for salvation and at that time the baptism of water was given to those who had faith, and were part of the Early Community, the Early Christians, the Early Catholics.
Kallistos Ware, a Greek Orthodox bishop, has expressed this doctrine as follows:
Lionel: For centuries the Catholic Church always taught that you can only be a member with faith and the baptism of water and you need to accept the Pope.This still is the teaching after Vatican Council II.______________________________
The Catholic Church also teaches that the doctrine does not mean that everyone who is not visibly within the Church is necessarily damned in case of inculpable ignorance.
Lionel: The Catholic Church has taught just this for centuries. Those who are not visible members of the Church at the time of death are damned.
Lionel : They were all Feeneyite and not Cushingite.
The axiom "No salvation outside the Church" has been frequently repeated over the centuries in different terms by the ordinary magisterium.
Lionel: The Present two popes are in a rupture with the dogma EEENS since they use the New Theology, Cushingite theology and have rejected Feeneyism at Vatican Council II which was the real theology of the Church.-Lionel Andrades