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  • [Apcom:] In the motu proprio 'Unitatem ecclesiam' [sic: ECCLESIAE UNITATEM], the Pope maintains that "the doctrinal questions obviously remain, the Fraternity does not a canonical status in the Church, and its ministers cannot exercise any ministry in a legitimate manner".

    Fellay speaks: The talks begin in the autumn of 2009

  • Regarding the formula "extra ecclesiam nulla salus" -- "outside the church there is no salvation" -- the Catholic Encyclopedia (the old, pre-Vatican II one) says:

    The problem I have ...

  • When put that way, Extra ecclesiam nulla salus is less a triumphalist cry and more a confession of the particular place where we encounter God's mercy upon us.

    What is salvation?

  • The medieval Church dogmatized the patristic formula extra ecclesiam nulla salus: "outside the Church there is no salvation."

    Who can be saved: reconceiving the question

  • Origen and Cyprian, in the third century, formulated the maxim that has come down to us in the words Extra ecclesiam nulla salus—“Outside the Church, no salvation.”

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • “Tu es Petrus, et super hunc petrum ædificabo ecclesiam meam,” would be equivocal in a profane tongue, and on profane subject; but these words receive a divine sense from the mouth which utters them, and the subject to which they are applied.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Theologically, for example, Catholics disagree about the defined dogma of extra ecclesiam nulla salus: some think it entails that each and every person must, before death, make an explicit act of faith in Christ and the Church in order to enter heaven, while others do not think the acceptance of saving grace always and necessarily entails such an act.

    Submission and faith

  • Regarding the dogma of extra ecclesiam nulla salus, for example, the Church has come to allow there might be such a thing as baptism by "implicit" desire; my first topical article in this series was about precisely that point.

    Development and Negation VII: Original Sin as Inherited "Guilt"

  • As some of my regular readers know, I use the acronym 'EENS' for the Catholic Church's dogma Extra ecclesiam nulla salus, which is usually translated "Outside the Church there is no salvation."

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Specifically, the document says, the dogmas of the necessity of baptism and extra ecclesiam nulla salus need to be "nuanced."

    That limbo thing again


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