Monday, September 14, 2015

From a glut if immigrants to a glut of annulments?

"Catholic Divorce - Head of Vatican Commission Admits in Official Paper: Surge in Number of "Annulments" Intended" (RC, September 14, 2015).

Would it be fair to discern an analogy in the trajectory from "No Salvation Outside the Church" to "Dare We Hope That All Men Be Saved?" -- or would that be unfair? Why, or why not?

1 comment:

Sed Contra said...

I don't think that the "pastoral" revisionists (to use your phrase) would find a contradiction in either of the two propositions:
- "No Salvation Outside the Church"
- "Dare We Hope That All Men Be Saved?".

Rather they would argue that the Church is obligated to draw on the "treasury of the Church" which as Article 1476 of the Catechism says:
is the infinite value, which can never be exhausted, which Christ's merits have before God. They were offered so that the whole of mankind could be set free from sin and attain communion with the Father.

Now why anyone should believe in the efficacy of this operation, i.e. the sacrament of forgiveness, when we are also told that upwards of one half of all sacramental marriages are invalid ab initio for "want of faith" is beyond me.