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Against the Heresies, by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
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What we see here from the founder of the Society of St. Pius X is blatant heresy. He directly contradicts the solemnly defined dogma that Outside the Catholic Church There is No Salvation. Some adherents of the Society of St. Pius X have tried to defend these heretical words of Archbishop Lefebvre by pointing out that, although he did say that men can be saved in other religions, he emphasized that it is by the Catholic Church.
This response is a pathetic attempt to defend the indefensible. In fact, those who attempt to defend Lefebvre in this way actually mock God. I could say that all men go to heaven (universal salvation), but all men go to heaven “by the Catholic Church.” Does this change the heresy? No, of course not. Thus, it doesn’t matter how Lefebvre tried to explain away or justify his heresy; he was still teaching that souls can be saved in non-Catholic religions, which is heresy!
The dogma of the Catholic Church does not merely affirm that “no one is saved except by the Catholic Church”; it states that no one is saved outside the Catholic Church and that no one is saved without the Catholic Faith. This means that no one can be saved inside non-Catholic religions. The defenders of the SSPX need to get that through their heads. The dogma of the Catholic Church excludes the idea that anyone is saved in another religion.
Since he was teaching that people can be saved in another religion, Lefebvre’s emphasis that everyone is saved by the Catholic Church has no relevance. The words of Pope Gregory XVI in Summo Iugiter Studio cited above could have been addressed specifically to Bishop Lefebvre and the Society of St. Pius X.
Here Lefebvre denies the dogma word for word.
Notice again, in fact, how Bishop Lefebvre stated that men can be saved by the practice of false religions.
 Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Against the Heresies, p. 216.
 Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Against the Heresies, p. 217.
 Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Against the Heresies, pp. 217-218.
 The Papal Encyclicals, Vol. 1 (1740-1878), p. 229.
 Brother Robert Mary, Father Feeney and The Truth About Salvation, pp. 213-214.
 Quoted in Bro. Robert Mary, Fr. Feeney and the Truth About Salvation, p. 213.
 The Papal Encyclicals, Vol. 1 (1740-1878), p. 280.
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