Saturday, November 17, 2012
Holy Cross Seminary Fall 2012 Newsletter

The latest newsletter from Holy Cross (SSPX) Seminary in Australia is now avaiable.  Please click here to read it.  Some great advice from this issue:

Life has a purpose. As life may be described as self motion, rational life may be described as self motion to a freely determined end. The end must always be good and an object is good inasmuch as it is ordered to God. Consequently, for rational man, there would be no real life in what we call aimlessness. The axiom every mover moves for an end makes clear that man acts for some end. Honourably, he freely directs his life to some goal ordered to giving glory to God (his Ultimate Goal) in his physical life as well in his spiritual life. Grace builds on nature. 
To neglect to develop our natural lives is to waste this life. If so little regard is had towards our physical life, also a gift from God, it is certain that we will also neglect to develop our supernatural life and faculties. This is to waste God’s gifts – natural and supernatural, which in turn is to oppose God’s Will – God gives no gift in vain. This opposition of my will to God’s Will is radically established in self-seeking or selfishness for which end, one adapts this disposition of aimlessness. in life, simply “enjoying life” – eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die. 
Fidelity to God requires direction in this life (naturally and supernaturally) so as to be well directed to eternal life. A good choice must be made. Free will is given to us in order to choose what is good and ordered – ultimately, God, Who is perfectly good. Earthly happiness cannot satisfy us. The capricious pursuit of earthly distractions is not seeking true good, but avoiding it. With respect to man’s life, ordained to God, a man not binding himself to this End, does not really live, but stagnates and dies – i.e. fails to move toward his Ultimate End. 
So, let us live! The subordination of all intermediate goals to our Last End is the grace-driven disposition which demands the determination of our energies, efforts and talents rightly ordered to God’s service and not frittered away aimlessly and indecisively in vainly chasing the world’s multitudinous promises of material bliss. We shall live, and live perfectly, when ordered ultimately to God.

1 comment(s):

del_button November 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM
Catholic Mission said...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

There is a Washington Post report with the same factual errors on Vatican Council II and the SSPX and there is no clarification from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith or the Ecclesia Dei.Explicit implicit salvation is not Catholic doctrine.

The report says
Pope tells SSPX traditionalists they must accept Second Vatican Council By Alessandro Speciale
Religion News Service, Oct 01, 2012 AP Published: September 27 ,2012

The SSPX has said that they accept Vatican Council II as an historical event.Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre participated in it. At issue is the interpretation of Vatican Council II with the visible dead premise.

There is no known salvation outside the church, every on earth needs faith and baptism for salvation(AG 7). The text of Vatican Council II or the Letter of the Holy Office 1949 does not state that there is known salvation.It does not make this non traditional claim.Yet the media implies it does and Catholics assume that this is a fact and the Vatican does not issue a correction.

Implicit desire is part of the deposit of the faith, explicit implicit desire is not.The Washington Post correspondent assumes Vatican Council II mentions explicit exceptions to Tradition.

The Washington Post report says:
The SSPX rejects the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), including church acceptance of ecumenism and religious freedom, and its rejection of anti-Semitism

Vatican Council II (AG 7) is in agreement with the Catholic Church's traditional teaching on other religions and ecumenism. All need Catholic faith and the baptism of water for salvation(AG 7). So Vatican Council II agrees with the Society of St.Pius ( SSPX ) traditional position on this issue- unless one assumes there are known cases of the deceased saved. This is the error of the writer of the report. Since we cannot see the dead LG 16 (invincible ignorance/ good conscience), LG 8 ( elements of sanctification),AG 11(seeds of the word) etc,.do not contradict AG 7 or the dogma on exclusive salvation in the Catholic Church.So Vatican Council II has not changed the Catholics Church's teachings on other religions as the media reports.

This report is similar to the one written by the Reuters Religious Editor .He also assumes the dead who are saved are visible on earth.So he implies these deceased are explicit exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus i.e Vatican Council II contradicts the dogma and the Syllabus of Errors .

There was no clarification from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Ecclesia Dei. It needed to be clarified that implicit salvation is never explicit for us .We cannot see the deceased on earth.Vatican Council II does not state that these cases are visible or that they contradict the salvation dogma.-Lionel Andrades



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