Members of both conferences will use the irrational premise in the interpretation of Vatican Council II and also Redemptoris Missio. The result is that at one conference they will accept Vatican Council II as a break with the past and at the other Conference they will reject Vatican Council II as a break with the infallible teaching.Both Conferences will be unaware that they are using an irrational premise in the interpretation of Vatican Council II, Dominus Iesus, Redemptois Missio etc.
Salvation in Christ Is Offered to All
10. The universality of salvation means that it is granted not only to those who explicitly believe in Christ and have entered the Church.
Salvation is open to all, in potential.
Since salvation is offered to all, it must be made concretely available to all.
It is God who decides to whom it has been made available and who is in invincible ignorance. All have an obligation to convert.(John 3:6,Mk.16:16)
Those who are saved or will be saved in invincible ignorance etc are not known to us in 2014.So it must not be inferred that these cases are exceptions to all needing to formally convert into the Church for salvation.
But it is clear that today, as in the past, many people do not have an opportunity to come to know or accept the gospel revelation or to enter the Church.
These people are not known to us. We cannot judge who they are and who among them will be saved or not.
The social and cultural conditions in which they live do not permit this, and frequently they have been brought up in other religious traditions. For such people salvation in Christ is accessible by virtue of a grace which, while having a mysterious relationship to the Church, does not make them formally part of the Church but enlightens them in a way which is accommodated to their spiritual and material situation.
Theoretically, hypothethically, yes. De facto, in real life, in 2014 we do not know any such case. So it must not be inferred that these cases are explcit exceptions to extra ecclesiam nulla salus.
This grace comes from Christ; it is the result of his Sacrifice and is communicated by the Holy Spirit. It enables each person to attain salvation through his or her free cooperation.-Redemptoris Missio
In potential, as a possibility, yes.However to receive salvation all need to respond and enter the Catholic Church, with 'faith and baptism ( Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II).
28. The Spirit manifests himself in a special way in the Church and in her members. Nevertheless, his presence and activity are universal, limited neither by space nor time.35 The Second Vatican Council recalls that the Spirit is at work in the heart of every person, through the "seeds of the Word," to be found in human initiatives-including religious ones-and in mankind's efforts to attain truth, goodness and God himself.
We must be careful here.We must not infer that those saved with the 'seeds of the Word' are visible and known to us. They are unknown to us in 2014.They are invisible cases. So they cannot be exceptions to all needing to be formal members of the Church , with faith and baptism, for salvation.
The Call to Holiness Conference members will assume that those saved with the 'seeds of the Word(AG 11) are visible to us in real life. This will be the false premise.
Then they will conclude that these 'visible in the flesh' cases are explicit exceptions to all needing to be formal members of the Catholic Church in the present times.
So they conclude that Vatican Council II is a break with the past dogma.They will accept this.
At the Catholic Identity Conference they will use the same reasoning. They will reject Vatican Council II ( with the premise) and affirm extra ecclesiam nulla salus.
They do not know that there is a third option. If they do not use the false premise they can accept Vatican Council II and also extra ecclesiam nulla salus.
They can accept a baptism of desire which is a hypothethical probability alongwith the Feeneyite interpretation of extra ecclesiam nulla salus.