Baptism of Desire and Theological Principles by Fr. Cekada
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Jenn,
Why would Trent ever use the phrase "desire for them" in reference to the sacraments if it wasn't interested in introducing any mitigation into their doctrine, and one that previously existed to boot. The other canon clarifies that this is a teaching against the Protestants who defended a "faith alone" method, which negated the necessity of some or all the sacraments in ANY form, including perfect contrition.

CANON IV.-If any one saith, that the sacraments of the New Law are not necessary unto salvation, but superfluous; and that, without them, or without the desire thereof, men obtain of God, through faith alone, the grace of justification;-though all (the sacraments) are not indeed necessary for every individual; let him be anathema.
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