Two important passages from Pius IX
MHFM: As covered in our video/article on Pius IX (Pope Pius IX Did Not Teach Salvation Outside The Church), the following two passages are valuable weapons to use when refuting salvation heretics.
Pope Pius IX, Quanto Conficiamur, Aug. 10, 1863: “Again it is necessary to recall and censure a most grave error, in which some Catholics miserably dwell, who suppose that men living in error and as aliens from the true faith and from Catholic unity are able to attain eternal life. Which indeed is particularly opposed to Catholic doctrine.”
This first passage proves (again) that it’s contrary to Catholic teaching to believe (as many people and false traditionalist priests in our day do) that the unbaptized or certain Jews, Muslims, etc. can be saved without the Catholic faith. The unbaptized and those who belong to false religions are obviously separated from the Church’s unity and therefore cannot be saved (unless they convert). The Church is a unity of faith and sacraments: one Lord, one faith, one baptism.
Pope Pius IX, Allocution Singulari Quadam, Dec. 9, 1854: “… let us hold most firmly that, in accordance with Catholic teaching, there is ‘one God, one faith, one baptism’ [Eph. 4:5]; it is unlawful to proceed further in inquiry.”
The second passage proves that Catholics are forbidden to profess anything besides the one baptism of divine revelation, which is of course the Sacrament of Baptism (Council of Vienne, etc.) According to Pius IX, to hold anything beyond that is nefas – which means criminal or against the divine law. There aren’t ‘three baptisms’, and ‘baptism of desire’ is not the teaching of the Catholic Church.
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This is incredible and I am desperate to explain this to my family so they may be convinced of it and leave their protestant "churches".
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