Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978)
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When Father Feeney was excommunicated in the early 1950s for not appearing in Rome and then the excommunication was lifted in 1972 when all Father Feeney needed to do was recite the Athanasius Creed in the presence of an Auxiliary Bishop of Boston (ironically Father Feeney's followers joke that Father was the only one of those present who believed in that Creed) why was Father allowed to hold the strict interpetation of the Dogma he courageously fought for if it was heresy. Could it be in the 1950s the hierarchy still knew the laity believed in Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus (No Salvation Outside the Church) while 20 years laity the modernists had completely destroyed that dogma so they humored Father Feeney and his followers and let them hold that dogma. I read that in 1980 the religious order (The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) visited Archbishop Lefvrbrve in St. Mary's , Kansas and discussed the dogma with him, he apparently didn't think they held a heresy because at mass in St. Mary's the Archbishop gave the Feeneyites communion after they spoke to him. This Dogma regardless of  how you interpret it is a foundational dogma stating that the Church is not one of many paths to salvation but the only road.
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Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978) - by salus - 05-17-2012, 01:06 PM
Re: Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978) - by salus - 05-17-2012, 01:18 PM
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