Who was Father Feeney?
What is the Saint Benedict Center?
What does M.I.C.M. stand for?
What does Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus mean?
Important note about this website.
Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978) was an American Jesuit priest of Irish ancestry now most famous for supporting a rigorous interpretation of the Catholic doctrine Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus (EENS), or “Outside the Church (There Is) No Salvation”. He first made his name as a radio-broadcaster, lecturer and author of popular books on Catholicism like Fish on Friday (1934) and You’d Better Come Quietly (1939), but grew more and more concerned at the Jewish influence, liberalism and indifferentism corrupting the Church (for further details see A Latter-Day Athanasius). Accordingly, he began to speak out and to proclaim EENS in what he regarded as its traditional form: namely, that all non-Catholics will be eternally damned unless they convert to Catholicism. The Saint Benedict Center in Boston became his headquarters and it was there that he published Point Magazine, whose trenchant and prophetic articles this website is making available once more.What is the Saint Benedict Center? Back to questions
The original Saint Benedict Center was a Catholic organization based in Boston that became Father Feeney’s headquarters and supported him in his work. There are now at least two organizations claiming the name, one based in Richmond, New Hampshire and one in Still River, Massachusetts (see links).What does M.I.C.M. stand for? Back to questions
M.I.C.M. stands for the Latin phrase Mancipia Immaculati Cordis Mariae (Mancipium in the singular), or “Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary”, which is the name of the Catholic order founded by a member of the Saint Benedict Center.What does Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus mean? Back to questions
Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus (or EENS) is a Latin phrase meaning “Outside the Church (There Is) No Salvation”. Father Feeney taught it in what he regarded as its traditional and infallibly defined form: namely, that all non-Catholics will be eternally damned unless they convert to Catholicism.Important note about this website. Back to questions
This website has no affiliation with any religion or religious organization and Father Feeney himself, as a traditionalist Catholic and not a “racist” or nationalist, would have strongly opposed some of its content and some of the sites to which it links.