Baptism of Desire and Theological Principles by Fr. Cekada
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BOD is based on perfect contrition with desire for the sacrament, which justifies. How is this hard to understand? Do I need to copy and paste the thousands of quotes from the Bible and Church Fathers about love? How about perfect love and friendship with God?

Just one:
Summa, Suppl. Q. 5

Contrition can be considered in two ways, either as part of a sacrament, or as an act of virtue, and in either case it is the cause of the forgiveness of sin, but not in the same way. Because, as part of a sacrament, it operates primarily as an instrument for the forgiveness of sin, as is evident with regard to the other sacraments (cf. Sent. iv, D, 1, 1, 4: III, 62, 1); while, as an act of virtue, it is the quasi-material cause of sin's forgiveness. For a disposition is, as it were, a necessary condition for justification, and a disposition is reduced to a material cause, if it be taken to denote that which disposes matter to receive something. It is otherwise in the case of an agent's disposition to act, because this is reduced to the genus of efficient cause.

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