Baptism of Desire and Theological Principles by Fr. Cekada
columb Wrote:Point [3] seems to be putting the horse before the cart. Supernatural love of God places a soul in the state of sanctifying grace but one must first receive sanctifying grace in order to be capable of possessing supernatural charity. The unbaptized man is yet a natural man and requires the laver of regeneration in order to make him a supernatural man,; one (so to speak) who has died with Christ in Baptism and has put on the new man.

According to Pope St. Pius V, catechumens (i.e. the unbaptized) can have perfect charity, which brings with it the remission of sins:

"Perfect and sincere charity, which is from a 'pure heart and good conscience and a faith not feigned' [1 Tim. 1:5], can be in catechumens as well as in penitents without the remission of sins. -- Condemned" (Ex Omnibus Afflictionibus, n. 31, 1 October 1567: Denz. 1031).
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