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Modern liberalism, which makes membership in the Catholic Church unnecessary for salvation, undermines something more than the dogma that there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church. In postulating the existence of an Invisible Church, or in suggesting that membership in the Visible Church can be invisible and purely internal, liberals are actually, whether they realize it or not, endangering the doctrine of the Incarnation.
Contents : 1. Baptism is Absolutely Necessary for Salvation. 2. Is Baptism by Itself Sufficient for Salvation? 3. Baptism of Blood and Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Contents : 1. Explicit Faith in the Catholic Church and in Her Teaching is Necessary for Salvation. 2. there Two Kinds of Membership in the Church? 3. Can a Person Who Remains Separated from the Church be Saved? 4. Are Protestants Formal Heretics? 5. Pope Pius IX’s Real Teaching with Regard to the Salvation of Non-Catholics 6. Concerning the Question of Ignorance
I It seems to be a habit of liberal theologians to give more weight to the opinions of theologians of their own type than to the infallible definitions of the Church. Some of them never quote the Scriptures and the Councils; others do, usually by way of pious preamble.
We have been asked many times to explain what we mean by the term “liberal Catholic.” Articles in each issue of From the Housetops have referred to these “liberals,” accusing them of religious indifferentism, or lack of concern for the Faith, of absence of loyalty to the Church, to the Pope, to the officially appointed teachers of Catholic doctrine, and, at times, of open heresy.
This article was published in February, 1987 as a Res Fidei monograph. The Verbum in question (#24) is no longer available online. However, the offending article can be read here.