Showing posts with label EENS: Doctrinal Summery. Show all posts
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

EENS: DOCTRINAL SUMMARY

DOCTRINAL SUMMARY

By Brother Thomas Mary, M.I.C.M.


Contents:

Introduction

1. The Necessity of the Faith

a) Invincible Ignorance

2. The Necessity of Baptism

a) Baptism of Desire

b) Baptism of Blood

c) The Limbo of the Children

3) The Necessity of the Church

4) The Necessity of Submission to the Holy Father

Conclusion

Introduction

The doctrine of extra ecclesiam nulla salus is now practically inseparable from the name of Father Feeney, and after the polemical fireworks of Bread of Life I thought it appropriate to attempt to recapitulate his doctrinal position, and also that of Orestes Brownson, in a more low-keyed scholarly fashion. First then, let us examine the necessity of the Catholic Faith for salvation, and as a corollary, the problem of invincible ignorance. Second let us look at the necessity of the Sacrament of Baptism for salvation, and the problem of Baptism of Desire, and as a corollary to that, the question of the Limbo of the Children, which by force of circumstances, the abortion issue, has now become a key part of the doctrinal big picture. Third we will examine the necessity of the Catholic Church for salvation, and fourth and finally, the necessity of submission to the Holy Father for salvation.

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