Baptism of Desire and Theological Principles by Fr. Cekada
(12-30-2011, 02:34 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: Asking questions, even uneasy ones, about old issues is often how theology grows and develops, don't you think? Anyway, I gather you're not open to the application of the same principle ("desire thereof") to all seven sacraments.

It seems the exceptions are only found in those sacraments necessary for salvation. But one wonders, if one can receive baptism, confession and the eucharist, sacraments necessary for salvation for grown-ups, by desire alone, why not the remaining four? In the hypothetical scenario I posed earlier, the ordination of those men by desire would be necessary for the survival of the Church.

What you say is impossible by the Faith since we are guaranteed bishops of Rome until the end of time.

And what one receives is the forgiveness/justification of the sacraments of Baptism and Penance via perfect contrition and desire. Eucharist has been ruled out as not necessary absolutely. So we are dealing really with only the first two. And really we are speaking of baptism in regard to original and mortal sin, and penance in regard to mortal sin. These are the only real emergencies presented.
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