Saturday, May 10, 2014

Prof.Gavin D'Costa cannot say that all the Muslims in England are on the way to Hell according to Vatican Council II (AG 7)

Prof.Gavin D'Costa cannot say that all the Muslims in England are on the way to Hell according to Vatican Council II (AG 7). Instead he infers that Catholics can see the dead.These deceased saved with ' a ray of the Truth' and 'seeds of the Word' are allegedly known exceptions to all needing 'faith and baptism' for salvation.All the Muslims in England do not need 'faith and baptism' for salvation, since he can see these deceased.  He also suggests that Vatican Council II mentions there are known cases of non Catholics saved with a 'ray of the Truth' and 'seeds of the Word'.This is false. There is no such text.
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He repeats this error on a video placed on the websites of the University of Bristol, England and the Conference of Catholic Bishops of England and Wales.
He cannot deny that he is using this irrationality to hide the truth about what the Catholic Church really teaches in Vatican Council II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church regarding non Catholics.
-Lionel Andrades

Protestantism is essentially a religion based on the Bible compiled by the councils of Rome, Hippo, and Carthage in the fourth century, and confirmed by Pope Siricius

By Kristina Johannes          
Protestantism is essentially a religion based on a book – i.e., over 30,000 often-incompatible interpretations of the Bible – a Bible compiled by the councils of Rome, Hippo, and Carthage in the fourth century, and confirmed by Pope Siricius.

How long before Holy Mother Church sees the problem? - Fr. Jay Finelli

How long before Holy Mother Church sees the problem?

sacred_hostYou may have heard already that a group in Harvard plans to hold a “Black Mass”, using a Consecrated Host. The following was written by Elizabeth Scalia, a magnificent blogger over at Patheos. Here is part of her post:
Following up on this post, I have made a couple of phone calls to the The Cambridge Queen’s Head where Madelyn, an events manager, first promised to “research this”, saying that her computers were down. During a subsequent conversation, sounding very flustered, she and told me she had no comment to offer at the moment. Confirming that she is the Events manager, she promised a response later today.
She did confirm to another caller that the Harvard Cultural Exchange is having an event there, on May 12.
UPDATE: I just spoke to Priya Dua, PR director for The Satanic Temple and she has confirmed that yes, they have obtained and will use a Consecrated Host during this “re-enactment”. She is hopefully putting me in touch with someone who will answer my questions about how the Host was obtained, what they think they’re doing by using a Consecrated, as opposed to unconsecrated Host, and more.
Read the rest of Elizabeth’s post .
So, to my point. This stuff happens much more than you think. Remember back when someone was stealing while they videotaped it, did something sacrilegious to the Host and posted the videos on Youtube? I can’t tell you how many times priest friends and I have found hosts in missalettes, under pews, spit outside the church, or people we have chased up the aisle who had not received and either carried the host away or placed it in their pockets.
I wish the group of 8 Cardinals would read and meditate on “Dominus Est – It is the Lord!” by The Most Reverend Athanasius Schneider. Do we believe that Jesus Christ is present in the Sacred Host or do we not?
Some of you are probably saying: “But Father, if you only taught people how to receive, they would receive properly!” That just is not true. I have been pastor for 12 years and have preached about proper reception more than one time a year in those 12 years. For some people, it is as if I had never mentioned anything. Those are my “good”, every Sunday crew. What most people don’t take into account is the visitor who has not been to church in the last 2, 5, 10, 35, 50 + years and those who never go, but come to every funeral and wedding that takes place in every parish throughout the world.
To be quite frank, I am sick and tired of seeing Our Lord abused. Liturgical abuse never seems to enter into some people’s minds. And those it does are accused of being “rigid rubricists”. Enough of the bull dung (S***) and let’s get real. This is the real world. Most of us are not saints by any stretch of the imagination. We all have a broken sinful human nature. And there are some who have evil intentions. We need to be lead like the sheep we are. It’s time to go back to receiving Holy Communion as Pope Benedict XVI taught us by his humble example – kneeling and on the tongue!

Closed down by legal threats?

Closed down by legal threats?

Blogged by James Preece on 8th May 2014
It wouldn't be the first time...
Some of you may have been following the blogs long enough to recall the time Fr Michael Clifton was forced to close his "Fr Mildew" blog after threats of legal action by one Mgr Basil Loftus. The blog is gone now, but you can still read the story here. Fr Clifton wrote at the time..
I have been contacted by phone, with letter to follow, warning me that [Mgr Loftus] will sue for libel or defamation for … [writing in an earlier blog post] an allegation that he was a heretic.
Bad News. I regret to inform you that I am faced with an impossible situation. Mgr Loftus has refused to accept my apologies and threatens me with action in civil and church courts. As a result I am very worried and will speak to our Archbishop.
Let me be clear: I am in no way suggesting that Mgr Basil Loftus is responsible for the closure of Protect the Pope. I use this example here to demonstrate the the oh so friendly liberal end of the Church has form on this matter.
Don't like what a blogger has to say. Sue them.
Protect the Pope has spent better part of the last few years chasing after people who make a living out of dissent. People like Proffessor Tina Beattie who lost out on speaking gigs. After a cancelled visit to the University of San Diego she wrote...
‘I do not know the exact reasons for the cancellation of my visit, but I have been the target of a blog campaign in recent weeks, which began with a concerted endeavour to have a lecture by me at Clifton Cathedral in Bristol cancelled.
The Bishop of Clifton, Bishop Declan Lang, resisted pressure to cancel the lecture but the protestors contacted the CDF, who intervened to say that the lecture should not go ahead.
The cancellation of my visit is not the most important issue in all this. The real issues are academic freedom, the vocation of lay theologians in relation to the official magisterium, and the power of a hostile minority of bloggers (some of whom are ordained deacons and priests) to command the attention and support of the CDF. The latter is the most sinister development of all, and it is a cause for scandal which brings the Church into disrepute.
Again, let me be clear: I am in no way suggesting that Tina Beattie is responsible for the closure of Protect the Pope. I use this example here to demonstrate that some of the oh so friendly liberals felt they were "the target of a blog campaign" by "ordained deacons and priests" which "brings the Church into disrepute".
Now consider the two things combined. What if a litigious lefty were to write a letter (or have their solicitor do it) to the Bishop of the Diocese of Lancaster. My client is the victim of a blog campaign which is actually affecting their livelihood. The blog campaign is being carried out by your deacon and if it doesn't stop we will be taking you to court.
Not hard to imagine.
If a Catholic diocese can be forced to pay out over the actions of an ordained individual who harms a child, could they not also be forced to pay out over the actions of an ordained individual who harms a career?
Is the Diocese of Lancaster fabulously wealthy?
So while I find it quite plausible that influential liberals could have had a word with their Bishops Conference chums and some of the big hitters could have ganged up on Bishop Michael Campbell in the playground.. I think it even more plausible that a litigious liberal started making potentially very expensive legal threats to the Diocese of Lancaster.
Especially when I read the Bishops disclaimer. Sorry - press release.
Bishop Michael Campbell, or perhaps his solicitor, writes..
Protect the Pope makes it clear that the site is a private initiative and is in no way officially affiliated with the Diocese of Lancaster.
I asked Deacon Nick, through my staff, for Protect the Pope to continue its good work in promoting and teaching the Catholic Faith, but to be careful not to take on individuals in the Church through ad hominem and personal challenges.
Note how Bishop Campell is careful to formally disassociate the actions of the Protect the Pope blog from the Diocese of Lancaster. Is that something Bishop Campbell would write if he was simply being told by fellow Bishops to rid them of that turbulent deacon?
Then he uses the curious phrase "through my staff" - what does that mean? It hardly sounds like he asked a friendly priest to go and offer pastoral support does it? What Bishop refers to the clergy of his diocese as "my staff"?
So is he saying he asked his admin lady? Send the fellow a quick letter would you.. Perhaps, but I think it far more likely that "through my staff" is a euphamism for "through my solicitor".
I think Bishop Campbell was perhaps afraid of expensive litigation... but it's just a theory.

ATTENTION : Fr.Fidenzio Volpi Ofm.Cap, Apostolic Commissioner, Franciscans of the Immaculate

ATTENTION : Fr.Fidenzio Volpi Ofm.Cap, Apostolic Commissioner, Franciscans of the Immaculate.
Implicit desire ( baptism of desire) is not known to us in personal cases in 2014.They are hypothetical. They are possibilities.They are not explicit for us. They are not visible. Invisible cases cannot be exceptions to the literal interpretation of extra ecclesiam nulla salus according to Fr.Leonard Feeney of Boston.
Salvation in Heaven is only visible to God. You cannot name any exception.

Similarly in Vatican Council II, Lumen Gentium 16 ( saved in invincible ignorance) 1, Nostra Aetate 2(saved with a ray of the Truth) 2,Unitatis Redintigratio 3 ( saved in imperfect communion with the Church) 3, and Ad Gentes 11 ( saved with seeds of the Word) 4 are not known exceptions to the dogma on exclusive salvation in the Catholic Church.
Vatican Council II ( Ad Gentes 7) also agrees with extra ecclesiam nulla salus when it states 'all' need 'faith and baptism' 5 for salvation. All need to enter the Church 'as through a door'. Do you accept this?
Vatican Council II (AG 7) is saying all Buddhists, Jews, Muslims and other non Christians need 'faith and baptism' for salvation (to avoid Hell). All Protestants,Orthodox Christians and Pentecostals need Catholic faith, which includes the Sacraments and the traditional faith and moral teachings.
This is Vatican Council II. This is the text of Vatican Council II. The text does not say LG 16, NA 2, UR 3 are explicit for us.Possibilities cannot be exceptions.Do you accept this?
Do you want the Franciscans of the Immaculate and other Catholic religious communties to accept this tradtional interpretation of Vatican Council II ?
Could you affirm this rational interpretation of Vatican Council II in public and set an example for all religious communities ? Please affirm Vatican  Council II.
-Lionel Andrades
 Those also can attain to salvation who through no fault of their own do not know the Gospel of Christ or His Church, yet sincerely seek God and moved by grace strive by their deeds to do His will as it is known to them through the dictates of conscience.-Lumen Gentium 16.
The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in these religions. She regards with sincere reverence those ways of conduct and of life, those precepts and teachings which, though differing in many aspects from the ones she holds and sets forth, nonetheless often reflect a ray of that Truth which enlightens all men.-Nostra Aetate 2
 For men who believe in Christ and have been truly baptized are in communion with the Catholic Church even though this communion is imperfect.

  let them gladly and reverently lay bare the seeds of the Word which lie hidden among their fellows.  

Therefore, all must be converted to Him, made known by the Church's preaching, and all must be incorporated into Him by baptism and into the Church which is His body. For Christ Himself "by stressing in express language the necessity of faith and baptism (cf. Mark 16:16; John 3:5), at the same time confirmed the necessity of the Church, into which men enter by baptism, as by a door. -Ad Gentes 7.