Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978)
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Yes, the Jesuits did bounce him! And this was treated as if it was an excommunication, by those who opposed him (and this hasn't changed). I don't think there's an answer to your question except that some people recognized that Fr. Feeney was elderly and they wanted to clear their conscience of any wrongdoing to him, so they went through the motions of appearing to 'receive' him back into the Church. It's true he never changed his position on that doctrine even when it became so problematic for him and his students.

He is said to have said that if the Holy Father ever defined dogmatically the other 2 baptisms as salvific, he would accept his word as final. He can't be called a heretic, therefore, at least not in fairness. 
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Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978) - by salus - 05-17-2012, 01:06 PM
Re: Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978) - by salus - 05-17-2012, 01:18 PM
Re: Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978) - by per_passionem_eius - 05-17-2012, 01:26 PM
Re: Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978) - by salus - 05-17-2012, 07:03 PM



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