02 October 2017

The Bishops ... Again

I wrote a while ago about the Bishops: about how I believed that their authority was being usurped in the matter of the CES document on transgenderism and how I believed that they ought to take a stand.

Countercultural Father mentions (in the third part of an important series of posts) here something I had heard earlier in the day: that the offensive-to-many Made in God's Image is about to be reissued, and in a form some of us might think of as (at least more) Catholic.

More importantly: I also hear that a subset of the Bishops has pushed for this and wants to insist not just that the offending document should be reissued, but that the first version should be withdrawn.

Ben's posts are about the problems silence can cause, and I am only picking through a few bits of straw which have blown over the CBCEW's wall of silence; but, in the same way that I sense that a shift is beginning to take place in the wider Church with recent comments by Ouellet and Parolin, perhaps here is a hint that if the CBCEW is to maintain unity ("Unity in Silence": a sad motto) it will have to be built on a more orthodox foundation than we have hitherto been used to.

1 comment:

Catholic Mission said...

NOVEMBER 9, 2017

The Holy Spirit cannot make a mistake and there is a fundamental mistake in Vatican Council II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Compendium : Catechism of the Catholic ChurchThe Catechism of the Catholic Church(1994) is based on Vatican Council II and this is a limitation.Since a foundational theme in Vatican Council II is assuming hypothetical cases are non hypothetical.This is a mistake.It is assumed hypothetical cases are known examples of salvation outside the Church, when there are no such known cases in our reality.It concludes that these hypothetical cases are explicit exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus(EENS).The error is clear in Lumen Gentium 14 which does not state that everyone needs to enter the Church with no exceptions for salvation but only those who know.In other words, unknown cases of being saved in invincible ignorance are known examplesof salvation outside the Church.

So everyone does not need to enter, at least not 'the known cases' who are saved in invincible ignorance etc.The new doctrinal teaching is onlythose who know need to enter the Church.This is now part of the new 'developed' ecclesiology approved in Redemptoris Missio,Dominus Iesus, Balamand Declaration, Christianity and the World Religions, of the International Theological Commission etc.

This is a subtle error in Vatican Council II which was picked up from the Letter of the Holy Office 1949 to the Archbishop of Boston.In 1949 they tried to eliminate traditional EENS by assuming unknown cases of the baptism of desire(BOD), baptism of blood(BOB) and being saved in invincible ignorance(I.I) were known examples of salvation outside the Church.
Cardinal Ratzinger instead of correcting the error, if he knew about it, repeated it in the Catechism(1994) in CCC 846,1257 etc.