Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Tradition and the New Evangelization

There has been a lot written about the Mass in St Peter`s which took place on Saturday but thanks to Rorate Caeli for linking to this video from the news service of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops which is rather good.

Now must have a look to see what has been reported on the news site of the bishops of England and Wales or even on Independent Catholic News.

1 comment:

Catholic Mission said...

Archbishop Gerhard Muller,Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican has got it right!

Traditionalists and progressives are using the same false premise in the interpretation of Vatican Council II: Archbishop Muller seems to realize it.

Heretical interpretations of Vatican Council II come with a new element added which is not part of the Faith.

Vatican Council II is not a break with the past unless implicit salvation mentioned in the text, is assumed to be explicit and known in 2012.

Archbishop Gerhard Muller's recent statement could suggest that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith(CDF) has tracked the 'missing link' responsible for heretical interpretations of Vatican Council II.He seems to have detected the primary cause of Vatican Council II being considered a break with the past.

It would be clear by now, that there is no text in Vatican Council II, which says being saved in invincible ignorance, a good conscience, elements of sanctification etc are known to us in the present times.No text says that we can see the dead on earth.

So we cannot imply, as is being done in general, that these cases are exceptions to Tradition i.e the dogma on salvation and the Syllabus of Errors.

Since there is no 'known salvation' mentioned in Vatican Council II the Council is not a rupture with the past.

The Council no where contradicts Fr.Leonard Feeney's understanding of the dogma on exclusive salvation.

If the cardinal who issued the Letter of the Holy Office 1949 to the Archbishop of Boston assumed that invincible ignorance etc were exceptions to the dogma, he made a mistake.

The Letter does not explicitly say that Fr.Leonard Feeney was excommunicated for heresy.One has to imply it - and just about every one is doing just this!

The Letter refers to 'the dogma'. The text of the dogma does not mention any exceptions.It agrees with Fr.Leonard Feeney's traditional position. He was excommunicated for disobedience.

This error from the 1940's, of the visible baptism of desire, has entered into the interpretation of Vatican Council II, by traditionalists and progressives

The CDF Prefect realizes that it is heresy to consider the Council as a break from the past.It would be a break, if one used the false premise, of being able to see on earth, the dead, now saved in Heaven.

The dead-visible is not part of the hermeneutics of continuity.The Council is not neutral it is traditional and there can be only one orthodox interpretation.-Lionel Andrades
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