Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus
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I apologize for the late response.

I think we must realize that BOD is still the sacrament of baptism, only not the conventional method of receiving it. It is not salvation through desire without the sacrament. It is salvation through the sacrament of baptism given to us by virtue of our desire to receive it (or we can say "our desire to be saved").

One who desires to be saved, desires all the requirements for salvation. Therefore, we can say that those who desire to be saved and know that to be saved one must be baptized and other requirements, that person desires to be baptized. The chances that one desires to be saved without desiring the sacrament itself are slim, and occur  when the person is totally ignorant of either the sacrament's existence or its necessity or perhaps, due to some unavoidable circumstance are not aware of it. If someone truly desires to be saved, then he must believe that he must be baptized, thus he desires it. One who desires to be saved without desiring to receive the sacrament, is not desiring to be saved at all for he rejects the necessity of baptism.

If you are satisfied with an explanation from the Catholic Encyclopedia, then you should read its article on baptism. Yet, let me point out something in its article which will help us understand the issue at hand:

"Theologians distinguish a twofold necessity, which they call a necessity of means (medii) and a necessity of precept (præcepti). The first (medii) indicates a thing to be so necessary that, if lacking (though inculpably), salvation can not be attained. The second (præcepti) is had when a thing is indeed so necessary that it may not be omitted voluntarily without sin; yet, ignorance of the precept or inability to fulfill it, excuses one from its observance.

Baptism is held to be necessary both necessitate medii and præcepti. This doctrine is rounded on the words of Christ. In John 3, He declares: "Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he can not enter into the kingdom of God." Christ makes no exception to this law and it is therefore general in its application, embracing both adults and infants. It is consequently not merely a necessity of precept but also a necessity of means.

This is the sense in which it has always been understood by the Church, and the Council of Trent (Sess, IV, cap, vi) teaches that justification can not be obtained, since the promulgation of the Gospel, without the washing of regeneration or the desire thereof (in voto). In the seventh session, it declares (can. v) anathema upon anyone who says that baptism is not necessary for salvation. We have rendered votum by "desire" for want of a better word. The council does not mean by votum a simple desire of receiving baptism or even a resolution to do so. It means by votum an act of perfect charity or contrition, including, at least implicitly, the will to do all things necessary for salvation and thus especially to receive baptism.

The baptism of desire (baptismus flaminis) is a perfect contrition of heart, and every act of perfect charity or pure love of God which contains, at least implicitly, a desire (votum) of baptism... The efficacy of this baptism of desire to supply the place of the baptism of water, as to its principal effect, is proved from the words of Christ. After He had declared the necessity of baptism (John 3), He promised justifying grace for acts of charity or perfect contrition (John 14): "He that loveth Me, shall be loved of my Father: and I will love him and will manifest myself to him." And again: "If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and will make our abode with him." Since these texts declare that justifying grace is bestowed on account of acts of perfect charity or contrition, it is evident that these acts supply the place of baptism as to its principal effect, the remission of sins. This doctrine is set forth clearly by the Council of Trent. In the fourteenth session (cap. iv) the council teaches that contrition is sometimes perfected by charity, and reconciles man to God, before the Sacrament of Penance is received. In the fourth chapter of the sixth session, in speaking of the necessity of baptism, it says that men can not obtain original justice "except by the washing of regeneration or its desire" (voto)."

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