I recently read your article against the Society os St. Pius V. I found the statement that "Outside the Catholic Church, there is no salvation" very disturbing. This would mean that someone who has been secluded from the faith all their life would be denied heaven through no fault of his own. But this contradicts God's justice. Would He really condemn a person to eternal damnation without giving him a chance? Surely no just God could do such a thing. I would like you to consider this before you slanderize us further.
In His name,
We just received this e-mail. Our readers will recall that a few e-exchanges ago we wrote:
“We cannot tell you how many times we’ve spoken with “traditionalists” who have denied that their priest (SSPX or SSPV or CMRI or some other) believes that non-Catholics can be saved, indicating that such an assertion is utterly ridiculous and unthinkable since no traditionalist would believe that, just before that very same person argued that non-Catholics can be saved in the same conversation!”Well, this e-mail we received above is a case in point. Notice that S.E. first indicates that he doesn’t accept the dogma by saying that he cannot see how "Outside the Catholic Church, there is no salvation" is compatible with God’s justice. He thus holds with the SSPV that non-Catholics can be saved and rejects what the Church has infallibly defined. He then says, “I would like you to consider this before you slanderize us further.” Wait a second! Slander is calumny – a false statement about someone else. Does the reader see the lie he just uttered? Remember, S.E. admitted that what we said in our article about the SSPV is true by admitting that he also doesn’t see how there could be no salvation outside the Church. He then proceeds to accuse us of “slandering” him and the SSPV, as if they don’t believe what we said they believe in the article – when he just admitted that they do a few lines up! The bad will and the dishonesty is staggering.