Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS?
(08-10-2009, 04:16 PM)bonniem Wrote:
(08-10-2009, 03:04 PM)DarkKnight Wrote: Frankly, for anyone without access to the Confessional and all of the Deposits of Grace and plenary indulgences available, I don't see a snowball's chance in hell to achieve heaven. The very best they can possibly hope for is a powerful amount of time in Purgatory, which they'll mistake for hell in any event.

Wow! that says what I believe too. If I gotta go to confession, receive communion and the other sacramnets and do all the things only catholics do and don't know if I will make it, how the heck does anyone else just slip in like nothing?

Read Pope Pius IX in Singulari Quadam.


"Monsignor Fenton" Wrote:As the Singulari Quadam reminds us quite forcibly, it remains true that no one can judge accurately about the extent and the location of the truly invincible ignorance with reference to the true Church of Christ in this world. Thus, to state the matter concretely, it is quite impossible for us to say whether or not some individual Protestant, living in a region where the Catholic Church flourishes, is invincibly ignorant of that Church by reason of his upbringing and his prejudices. As a matter of fact, such a judgment does not fall within our competence as preachers of Catholic truth. Actually we are and we remain the ambassadors of Christ, charged with the entirety of that message, which Jesus Christ teaches within our communion. The truth that the Catholic Church is actually requisite for eternal salvation forms an integral part of that message. The truth about the culpability or the lack of it in any outsider’s ignorance of the true Church is definitely not a part of the teaching with which we are entrusted. Consequently, as Pope Pius IX warns us, we are only abusing our commission when we attempt to form a judgment on such matters.

Also, this might assist:

"Matthew 20:2" Wrote:1 The kingdom of heaven is like to an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 2 And having agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing in the market place idle. 4 And he said to them: Go you also into my vineyard, and I will give you what shall be just. 5 And they went their way. And again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did in like manner.

6 But about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing, and he saith to them: Why stand you here all the day idle? 7 They say to him: Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them: Go you also into my vineyard. 8 And when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward: Call the labourers and pay them their hire, beginning from the last even to the first. 9 When therefore they were come, that came about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10 But when the first also came, they thought that they should receive more: and they also received every man a penny.

11 And receiving it they murmured against the master of the house, 12 Saying: These last have worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, that have borne the burden of the day and the heats. 13 But he answering said to one of them: Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst thou not agree with me for a penny? 14 Take what is thine, and go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to thee. 15 Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? is thy eye evil, because I am good?

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Re: Why do so many Catholics drop the ball when it comes to EENS? - by lamentabili sane - 08-10-2009, 04:48 PM

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