Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread
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Stubborn,
Your example of St. Joseph's death doesn't work because, like the Holy Innocents and St. Dismas, he died before Christ did and so had to wait for Him to open the gates of Heaven, much like the Holy Innocents and St. Dismas died before the Great Commission (around the time when Baptism became necessary for salvation) and so are bad proofs for baptism of desire.

INPEFESS,
It's my understanding that the Universal and Ordinary Magisterium is infallible (see Vatican I), and included in its expression is the common and constant consent of theologians when they teach doctrines to be de fide or theologically certain (see Pope Pius IX, Tanquerey and Van Noort).  Opposing such doctrines is sinful.

See Pope Pius IX, Tuas Libenter (Denz. 1683-84): http://www.catecheticsonline.com/SourcesofDogma17.php
http://www.the-pope.com/theolnotes.html
http://archive.catholic.com/thisrock/1992/9208clas.asp
http://sedevacantist.com/van_noort_infallibility.html
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Re: Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread - by SouthpawLink - 01-01-2012, 01:56 PM



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