Baptism of Desire and Theological Principles by Fr. Cekada
(12-30-2011, 10:04 AM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: If "baptism of desire" is a substitute for true baptism, then how about the other sacraments?

Can I marry by desire? By ordained by desire? Receive last rites by desire?, etc.

If the sacrament of Baptism leaves an indelible mark on the soul, then don't all other sacraments leave an indelible mark?

If Extreme Unction can be given more than once, then cannot all of the other sacraments as well?

There's something to be said for distinctions, because Catholic theology is full of them.

To answer your question more directly, the sacraments of Baptism and Penance can be desired:

"If anyone shall say that the sacraments of the New Law are not necessary for salvation, but are superfluous, and that, although all are not necessary for every individual, without them or without the desire of them..." (Sess. VII, can. iv: Denz. 847).  See also Denz. 796 and 898.

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Re: Baptism of Desire and Theological Principles by Fr. Cekada - by SouthpawLink - 12-30-2011, 10:56 AM

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