Monday, March 28, 2016

Mother Angelica, Pray for Us


I am in Minneapolis with my friend Dale Ahlquist of the American Chesterton Society and the EWTN series The Apostle of Common Sense.  We were together at Easter dinner when we learned of the death of Mother Angelica.  Soon after that, we were both interviewed by Matt Swaim of the Son Rise Morning Show.  I will put a link to the interview up once it's posted on Sound Cloud.

EWTN saved the Catholic Church in America.

Mother Angelica allowed Our Lord to work miracles through her.  She was a Christian of great faith and common sense.

God grant her eternal rest in Your Eternal Word.  Mother Angelica, pray for us!


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a massive shock!! :'(
Pray for us Mother Angelica. Will be missed, though she's one more saint in heaven to intercede for us.

D.

Catholic Mission said...


The local liberal bishop took over EWTN and projected being saved in invincible ignorance (LG 16) as an exception to Mother Angelica's understanding of the dogma on salvation
Mother Angelica held the literal interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus(EENS) according to the popes,Church Councils and saints. When the local liberal bishop took over EWTN he projected being saved in invincible ignorance (LG 16) as being an exception to Mother Angelica's understanding of the dogma on salvation.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger supported the local bishop and the USCCB with the Rahner-Ratzinger new theology.It assumes there are known exceptions to the dogma EENS. For the CDF Prefect there was known salvation outside the Church but for Mother Angelica there was no known salvation outside the Church.Cardinal Ratzinger however was still reported as being a fan of EWTN.

Present day EWTN like Pope Benedict, continues to project the dogma EENS as having exceptions.The traditionalists do the same.


When Christopher Ferrara wrote EWTN a Network Gone Wrong he made the same mistake. He did not know that assuming there is known salvation outside the Church, in the new theology, was responsible for EWTN's break with Tradition.He did not know that there was an objective error in the theology of the Letter of the Holy Office 1949.It was heresy, approved by the magisterium.

Chris Ferrara would use the irrational premise and inference to interpret Vatican Council II and the result would be non traditional.Then he would reject Vatican Council II.

The new EWTN would also use the same irrational premise and inference to interpret Vatican Council II but would welcome the non traditional result ( like Pope Benedict in his interview with Avvenire) and then accept Vatican Council II.
The theological committees of the new EWTN, without Mother Angelica, would then consider Christopher Ferrara and Fr.Nicholas Gruner as 'schismatic', 'pre conciliar' and 'dissenting'.
Ferrara and Fr.Nicholas Gruner did not know that by avoiding the inference, that of there being known exceptions to the dogma EENS, Vatican Council II and EENS, would be in harmony with the old ecclesiology of the Church.

But not every one agrees with the new EWTN without Mother Angelica.
John Martignoni who has a program on EWTN says there are no known exceptions to the dogma EENS.He refers to the baptism of desire and being saved in invincible ignorance as 'zero cases'.Zero cases for him ( and for me) cannot be exceptions to anything.
-Lionel Andrades