And here's another one for you, Lad.
It is clear St. Alphonsus believed that an "implicit BOD" would suffice for justification. Trent clearly says justification requires the sacrament of baptism, or desire for it. Note, Trent is not talking about salvation there, but justification.
You seem to at least acknowledge that St. Alphonus believed an "infidel" could be justified by love of God and a desire to please him - with an implicit BOD. Trent says that justification can only happen two ways: by the sacrament, or desire for it.
So St. Alphonsus was clearly wrong about justification - if it meant a catechumen with explicit desire for the sacrament, your "classical BOD." He was another "BODer" who didn't hold to the limited, classical BOD.
I wonder if he was wrong about salvation also, and the necessity of the sacraments. For him to uphold the necessity of the sacraments - according to you - he would have to have required anyone, to be saved, to explicitly desire the sacrament of baptism, or else he would be a heretical denier of the necessity of the sacraments.
But we have already read that he believed in an implicit BOD.
Hmmm. I will do more reading and study.