Theme: Fighting the Good Fight for 50 Years and Ready for the New Millennium
Title: Arguing Baptism of Desire
By Br. André Marie, M.I.C.M.
This talk is a good addition to a well-educated "Feeneyite's" library. It deserves a place right along with the Center Course on the Dogma (audio set). With easy to follow lucidity of argument Brother defends St. Benedict Center's position that Baptism of Desire CANNOT stand in place of water baptism as a means of salvation, but of justification only. He then discusses the question of the efficacy of an “implicit desire” for baptism as promoted by the Marchetti-Salvegianni Holy Office Letter of 1949 to Archbishop Cushing of Boston. You will find important definitions of such terms “justification” and “baptism of desire” in this talk and the reasons why it is essential to know their meaning in dealing with those who have an agenda to make Father Feeney look extremist.
Audio duration: 47 minutes
(From 1999 SBC Conference)
Also Available as MP3