Catholic controversy. A reply to dr. Littledale's 'Plain reasons'.

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byHenry Ignatius Dudley Ryder

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Autobiography," p. 58. This truth the Catholic Church has never lost sight of, and therefore alone, or at least sufficiently alone, to contrast sharply with "other Christian bodies," she has declined to erect the toleration, which in various degrees she does not hesitate to practise, into a moral principle applicable to all times and circumstances. Charge VI.-- Uncertainty as regards the Sacraments. § It Intention. "There is the greatest possible doubt," says Dr. Littledale (p. 12), "as to the validity of every sacramental office or act performed in the Roman Church," because of the Tridentine doctrine of the necessity of an intention on the part of the minister to do what the Church does in that act. But it is only when the minister withholds his intention, or intends not to act as the minister of the sacrament he pretends, that there would be an invalidating want of intention. There is nothing, e.g., to prevent the operation of a sufficient intention, in the infidelity which would necessarily bar all formal intention of giving sacramental grace, or again in a positive intention to bar one or more of the effects of the sacrament. That such necessary intention may conceivably be absent, is the common doctrine in the Church; but the opinion of Catharinus and Salmeron, that an intention such as must inevitably accompany any externally proper performance of the rite is sufficient for validity, is tenable; and this opinion is practically identical with that which Dr. Littledale defends. Whilst insisting that this question is not closed amongst us, I profess my unhesitating adhesion to the common opinion, and deny that it is open in any way to Dr. Littledale's objection. The point in dispute admits of a very simple solution. We Catholics think that, in addition ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Autobiography," p. 58. This truth the Catholic Church has never lost sight of, and therefore alone, or at least sufficiently alone, t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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