Sunday, July 29, 2018

Cardinal Ladaria rejects exclusive salvation in the Catholic Church and the St.Benedict Center does not comment on this

from the website 
CDF’s Archbishop Luis F. Ladaria: ‘Salvation in the Church, Body of Christ’

V. Salvation in the Church, Body of Christ
12. The place where we receive the salvation brought by Jesus is the Church, the community of those who have been incorporated into this new kind of relationship begun by Christ (cf. Rom 8:9).
Lionel: However he means that every one does not need to be a member of the Catholic Church for salvation. In answer to a question at the Placuit Deo Press Conference, he cited Lumen Gentium 8 ( subsist it in) as an exception to the old exclusivist ecclesiology of the Church.For him the old understanding on the Catholic Church having the superiority in salvation does not exist for him, he informed the AP reporter.
The true Church of Christ for him does not only exist in the Catholic Church(LG 8)  as it exists for Cardinal Raymond Burke(Voice of the Family Conference, Rome).
Instead he would know of people saved outside the Church  who did not need to be members of the Catholic Church.This is the irrational reasoning which is at the basis of his New Theology.
For him unknown cases of the baptism of desire(BOD), baptism of blood(BOB) and being saved in invincible ignorance(I.I) are known and visible exceptions to the dogma EENS. So he accepts the Catechism of the Catholic Church(846) which says all who are saved are saved through Jesus and the Church.This is part of the new theology to accomodate visible and known for him BOD, BOB and I.I as exceptions to Feeneyite EENS.
So for him and Pope Benedict there can be known people saved in other religions and they would be saved by Jesus and the Church.They would not have to members of the Catholic Church, as it was taught over the centuries.
Also for him references to BOD,BOB and I.I in the Catechism of Pope Pius X and Trent are not invisible and speculative cases but known people saved outside the Catholic Church.So he rejects EENS as it was known to the missionaries in the 16th century.He also rejects the past ecclesiology on the necessity of membership in the Catholic Church for salvation.

 Understanding this salvific mediation of the Church is an essential help in overcoming all reductionist tendencies.
Lionel: By reductionist tendencies he means the traditional interpretation of the dogma EENS. He rejects the interpretation of the popes and saints and is in schism with the past popes and Church Councils on EENS. Also with an irrational inference (invisible people are visible exceptions to EENS) he has a new, heretical understanding of EENS.It is supported by the present two popes and the international political Left.

 The salvation that God offers us is not achieved with our own individual efforts alone, as neo-Pelagianism would contend. Rather, salvation is found in the relationships that are born from the incarnate Son of God and that form the communion of the Church. Because the grace that Christ gives us is not a merely interior salvation, as the neo-Gnostic vision claims, and introduces us into concrete relationships that He himself has lived, the Church is a visible community. In her we touch the flesh of Jesus, especially in our poorest and most suffering brothers and sisters. Hence, the salvific mediation of the Church, “the universal sacrament of salvation”,
Lionel: The 'universal sacrament of salvation' is the  common hypothetical statement of the liberals and the ecclesiastics at the Vatican.It is a slogan to put aside the 'reductionalist' interpretation of EENS.

assures us that salvation does not consist in the self-realization of the isolated individual, nor in an interior fusion of the individual with the divine. Rather, salvation consists in being incorporated into a communion of persons that participates in the communion of the Trinity.
Lionel: ' a communion of persons that participates in the communion of the Trinity'  would include the Protestants.This contradicts the dogma EENS ( Cantate Domino, Council of Florence 1441) and also Vatican Council II (Ad Gentes 7) which says all need faith and baptism for salvation. The reference is to Catholic faith and not Protestant faith.

13. Both the individualistic and the merely interior visions of salvation contradict the sacramental economy through which God wants to save the human person. The participation in the new kind of relationships begun by Jesus occurs in the Church by means of the sacraments, of which Baptism is the door,[20] and the Eucharist is the source and the summit.[21] In this, the inconsistency of the claims to self-salvation that depend on human efforts alone can be seen. Faith confesses that we are saved by means of Baptism, which seals upon us the indelible mark of belonging to Christ and to the Church.
Lionel: This includes the Protestants, Lutherans etc.So every one does not need to be a member of the Church for salvation The Church is not always necessary for salvation contrary to what he suggests elsewhere.
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 The transformation of the way of living our relationships with God, with humanity, and with creation derives from Baptism (cf. Mt 28:19). Thus, purified from original, and all other sins, we are called to a new existence conforming to Christ (cf. Rom 6:4). With the grace of the seven sacraments, believers continually grow and are spiritually renewed, especially when the journey becomes more difficult. When they abandon their love for Christ by sinning, believers can be re-introduced into the kind of relationships begun by Christ in the sacrament of Penance, allowing them to again walk as He did (cf. 1 Jn 2:6). In this way, we look with hope toward the Last Judgement, in which each person will be judged on the authenticity of one’s love (cf. Rom 13:8-10), especially regarding the weakest (cf. Mt 25:31-46).
Lionel: But the Church for him no more holds the exclusivist ecclesiology of the Church( Christianity and the World Religions, International Theological Commission).Possibilities of salvation with BOD, BOB and I.I are examples of known salvation outside the Church.Possibilities are practical exceptions to EENS for him. So outside the Church there is salvation for him and every one does not need to enter the Catholic Church to avoid Hell.The Church is not always necessary and needed for salvation for him and the present two popes.
-Lionel Andrades

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