Quote from: tornpage on Today at 08:11:51 AM
Was St. Alphonsus a "heretic"? (No) If not, why not? (Not pertinacious, cited wrong passage in Trent to explain his opinion, he's a Saint)
And why wasn't he pertinacious? He certainly read Trent, studied the Council, was an eminent theologian, so eminent that he became a doctor, but I guess you're saying he was confused because he cited the "wrong passage" in Trent, so not pertinacious. I'm not aware of anyone claiming he was in error on BOD either prior to "Feeneyism," despite his works being vetted for doctrinal soundness prior to becoming a saint in the mid-Nineteenth century and his being studied in depth as befits a doctor.
How about St. Robert Bellarmine, who also read Trent and "studied the issues" - to paraphrase you:
De Controversiis, “De Baptismo,” Lib. I, Cap. VI: “But without doubt it must be believed that true conversion supplies for Baptism of water when one dies without Baptism of water not out of contempt but out of necessity... For it is expressly said in Ezechiel: If the wicked shall do penance from his sins, I will no more remember his iniquities...Thus also the Council of Trent, Session 6, Chapter 4, says that Baptism is necessary in fact or in desire (in re vel in voto)”.
Was he not pertinacious and only adopting merely a heretical error too? He got the Section of Trent right. So on what basis was he not "pertinacious"? Not having you or the Dimonds around to explain it to him?