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5. On the part of the enemies of Christ, a certain odium fidei ("hatred of the Faith") is necessary. A wholesale abandonment of the Faith, or hatred of all beliefs, is not necessary. To hate any article of True Faith/Morals because it is taught by the Church will suffice. Therefore, Henry VIII did not have to abandon every belief of the Church. Denying divorce and remarriage is adultery and hating that belief because the Church teaches it as true, was sufficient without more, to establish an odium fidei.
6. A soldier who takes up arms to fight a just war is not to be considered a martyr if he dies. Hence, the one who dies must not be guilty of provocation---that he died because he didn't kill the other man first. The exception is with captured soldiers who, now unarmed, are given the option of death or apostasy.
The Holy Innocents: True Martyrs
December 28 is the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the Catholic remembrance of the massacre of young children in Bethlehem by the wicked King Herod in his attempt to murder the Infant Jesus (St. Matthew 2:16–18). The Holy Innocents are true martyrs by reason #4 above:
Infants, killed for the sake of the True Faith, by those who hate the True Faith, die as martyrs without any intention necessary. They receive Baptism of Blood (if unbaptized) and their salvation is assured. (e.g. The Holy Innocents).
Fr. Gueranger in his monumental work, The Liturgical Year, Christmas Volume 1, Book 2, pgs. 278-284 discusses the Feast of the Holy Innocents. St. Bernard is quoted as saying:
Will anyone doubt whether a crown [i.e., martyrdom] was given to these Innocents? … If you ask me what merit could they have that God should crown them? Let me ask you what was the fault for which Herod slew them? What! Is the mercy of Jesus less than the cruelty of Herod? And whilst Herod could put these Babes to death, who had done him no injury, Jesus may not crown them for dying for Him?
We know infants and those deprived of reason can receive Baptism of Blood (BOB). (See theologian Ott, Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma,, pg. 357). The great theologian, Cardinal Cajetan held that a pregnant woman who dies by BOB would have her unborn child share in her glory. The cardinal discussed this at the Council of Trent during deliberations on Baptism, and no Council Father objected to what he said (See theologian Dyer, Limbo: An Unsettled Question, , pgs. 141-142). This seems to be the only case of the Church considering the killing of an unborn child as martyrdom; i.e., when his mother died a martyr.
Answering "Divine Innocence:" Aborted Children are NOT Martyrs
- The implication of universal salvation is present no less than twelve times, in paragraphs #4, 6, 7, 8, 33, 43, 46, 52, 54, 57, 67, and 69. Montini ("Pope" Paul VI) has a funeral "mass" for unbaptized babies for the first time in 1970. (Para. #5).
- It borrows from the heretical universal salvation teachings of Fr. Hans Urs von Balthasar.
- Specifically cited in the document are the teachings of arch-heretics Fr. Karl Rahner, and Fr. Jacques Dupuis
- Bottom line: Infants who have not been baptized go to Heaven because they have not committed any personal sins. They are not deprived of the Beatific Vision of God because everyone is entitled (!) to salvation.
- Original Sin is denied
- It eliminates the necessity of Baptism. According to theologian Prummer, "Children of Catholic parents should be baptized at the earliest possible moment. Leo XIII fiercely condemned the postponing of Baptism of children" (See theologian Prummer, Handbook of Moral Theology, pg. 257)
- All people are saved. Hell, Purgatory, and Limbo are "outdated, negative theology"
- The Catholic Church is not the One True Church, outside of which no one is saved. All beliefs are more or less equally good and lead to Heaven