Vatican II vs. Unam Sanctam
MHFM: Vatican II directly teaches that many practices of non-Catholic sects certainly can engender the life of grace and grant salvation. That is a direct contradiction of the Church’s dogmatic teaching that there is no salvation nor remission of sin outside the Church.
Vatican II, Unitatis Redintegratio #3: “Also, not a few sacred actions of the Christian religion are carried out among our separated brethren which (in various ways according to the diverse condition of each church and community) can doubtless truly engender a life of grace, and [which] should be spoken of as a suitable means of extending access to the community of salvation.”
Latin: “Non paucae etiam christianae religionis actiones sacrae apud fratres a nobis seiunctos peraguntur, quae variis modis secundum diversam condicionem uniuscuiusque Ecclesiae vel Communitatis procul dubio vitam gratiae reapse generare possunt atque aptae dicendae sunt quae ingressum in salutis communionem pandant.”
Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam, Nov. 18, 1302: “With Faith urging us we are forced to believe and to hold the one, holy, Catholic Church and that, apostolic, and we firmly believe and simply confess this Church outside of which there is no salvation nor remission of sin, the Spouse in the Canticle proclaiming: ‘One is my dove, my perfect one.’”
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