Fr. Mauro Tranquilo of the Society of St.Pius X (SSPX), Albano participated in the Conference held last month at Rimini, Italy.The SSPX Rimini organises conferences and has published a book on the last Conference held there.(1)Fr.Mauro told me in Rome that there are no known exceptions in 2013 to extra ecclesiam nulla salus.Other SSPX priests at Albano agree that there are no visible cases who can be exceptions.Yet this book refers to extra ecclesiam nulla salus and assumes there are known exceptions.
From pages 39-46 the book refers to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and cites Pope Eugene IV and Cantate Domino, Council of Florence.
So far so good.Now turns up the familiar error in SSPX books and conferences.
On p. 49 Vatican Council II (UR 3) is cited as an exception to outside the Church there is no salvation.There is no distinction made between being saved in principle, as a possibility and being a defacto, known visible case. This is important. Since only a defacto, known case in the present times can be an exception.
The SSPX, Rimini assumes Vatican Council II (UR 3) means there are de facto, known cases which are exceptions to the dogma.This is the common mistake in SSPX books. UR 3 is not an exception. We cannot name anyone saved in imperfect communion with the Church.
Then on page 51 Vatican Council II,Nostra Aetate 3 is referred to as an exception. The Church rejects nothing which is 'good and holy' in other religions(NA 3). Again it is assumed this is a reference to visible to us cases, who are known exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.
No where in this books or the books of the SSPX being sold in Rome is there a reference to Ad Gentes 7 , which supports the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and the SSPX traditional position on other religions and Christian communities and churches.
If you talk to Fr.Mauro Tranquillo he will say obviously UR 3 and NA 3 refer to cases known only to God . So they cannot be exceptions to extra ecclesiam nulla salus.
The speakers at SSPX conference in Italy refuse to discuss these errors in the SSPX books.
Atti del XX Convegno di Studi Cattolici Rimini 19/20/20 Ottobre 2012. Concilio Vaticano II: Tradizione o rivoluzione? Alle radici della crisi della Chesa ( Rimini 2012). Published by Fraternita Sacerdotale S.Pio X alongwith the magazine La Tradizione Cattolica. Preface: Fr.Pierpaolo Petrucci.