How can I explain to Father Serafino Lanzetta FFI or Maria Guarini, Francesco Colafemmina, Massimo Viglione or other Italians that the Letter of the Holy Office 1949 made an objective mistake and this mistake is included in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and used by them in the interpretation of Vatican Council II' The mistake was possibly not known to many of the bishops and cardinals at Vatican Council II.
EVEN IF THE POPE SAYS IT IS IRRATIONAL
If any one says that all of us humans can see and meet the dead who are now in Heaven, this would be irrational. Whatever ones religion or education or age we can all agree that the dead are not visble and known to us on earth.So if anyone implies they are visible to us it is irrational. Even if the pope said that we can see the dead on earth it would be irrational.
IRRATIONALITY CARRIED OVER INTO VATICAN COUNCIL II, CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Yet this irrational position was held by Cardinal Richard Cushing, the Archbishop of Boston and the Jesuits, in Boston in the 1940's.They were active at Vatican Council II (1960-1965).They had still not lifted the excommunication of Fr.Leonard Feeney.
For them there was known salvation outside the Church. In other words those who were saved with the baptism of desire and in invincible ignorance were visible in the flesh and so were exceptions to the traditional interpretation of Fr.Leonard Feeney.
Since they assumed that salvation in Heaven is visible to us on earth they mentioned the baptism of desire and being saved in invincible ignorance in Ad Gentes 7 of Vatican Council II. They also had the phrase 'those who know', as contrasted with those in invincible ignorance,included in Lumen Gentium 14.
So in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1257) it is said God is not limited to the sacraments and it is also said that every one needs the Sacrament of baptism for salvation.This is contradictory.The error originates from Boston.So we have confusion in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
INTERPRET CHURCH DOCUMENTS WITH IRRATIONAL CUSHINGISM
OR RATIONAL FEENEYISM
So a Catholic can interpret Church documents with Cushingism. The
error of Cardinal Cushing and the Jesuits.All references to salvation, according to Cushingism, would be considered visible and known to us, in the present times even though these persons would be in Heaven.
There is a choice. We can reject Cushingism. We can also interpret Church documents without the irrational inference; without the claim of being able to see the dead who are now in Heaven.This is what I call Feeneyism. Feeneyism says there are no known exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus. The baptism of desire and being saved in invincible ignorance are not explicit for us and so they do not contradict the tradtional teaching on salvation according to extra ecclesiam nulla salus.
So we can interpret Church documents including Vatican Council II by using Cushingism or Feeneyism.
P.SERAFINO LANZETTA FFI USE IRRATIONAL CUSHINGISM
Fr.Lanzetta, Maria Guarini and others(SSPX/ Fraternità Sacerdotale San Pio X) in Italy are using Cushingism in the interpretation of Vatican Council II.
For instance, Lumen Gentium 16 ( invincible ignorance) would refer to persons visible to us and so they are assumed to be known exceptions to all needing to convert into the Church for salvation. So Vatican Council II becomes a break with
For me Lumen Gentium 16 would refer to persons invisible for us and so they are not known exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.This is Feeneyism.
Please note: I am not using Feeneyism according to the theology of the St.Benedict Centers, the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the religious communities of Fr. Leonard Feeney in the USA. I am not referring to theology.
For me it is simple. Cushingism says we can physically see the dead in Heaven. Feeneyism says we cannot.They are seen and known only to God.So they are irrelevant to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.
For Fr.Serafino Lanzetta and the others(Don PierPaolo Petrucci,District Superior,SSPX ,Italy) Lumen Gentium 8, 'elements of sanctification and truth' would refer to persons visible on earth, who are exceptions to Tradition.This is Cushingism.
For me, these cases are invisible and so do not contradict the interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus, as it was known throughout the centuries.Since they are invisible for me I am looking at it rationally.I am using Feeneyism.
For Fr.Serafino Lanzetta UR 3 'imperfect communion' with the Church would refer to non Catholics, Protestants etc who are saved outside the Church and who are visible to us in the present times. This is Cushingism with the visible -dead theory.
For me these cases are not known to us in the present times to be an exception to the dogma. Also the text of Vatican Council II does not state that these persons are saved without the baptism of water.This is looing at Vatican Council II traditionally. I am not using an irrational interpretation. This is Feeneyism for me.
A person could be saved in invincible ignorance, imperfect communion with the Church, a ray of the Truth (NA 2) , elements of sanctification and truth(LG 8) - followed by the baptism of water. Since Ad Gentes 7 says all need the baptism of water for salvation.
Vatican Council II can be read according to Cushingism or Feeneyism. The text is neutral.Most Catholics are interpreted Vatican Council II with irrational and non traditional Cushingism.-Lionel Andrades