In an online article from This Rock regarding James White, Mr. Keating stated: “Trent taught justification is impossible “except through the laver of regeneration [water baptism] or its desire” (Decree on Justification, 4; emphasis added). Water baptism is thus not an absolute necessity since baptism of desire–even an implicit desire–can suffice.”
My question is about the “even an implicit desire–can suffice.” I’m aware of Baptism of Desire and that Trent teaches this but no where have I ever read before this that an implicit desire can suffice. Trent neither uses the word explicit nor implicit. Would anyone, especially Mr. Keating wish to comment on this? Would anyone like to give me the url of official Catholic teaching on this?