Bringing you the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and His Church While PROMOTING CATHOLIC Apologetic Support groups loyal to the Holy Father and Church's magisterium
Home About
What's New? Resources The Church Family Life Mass and
Ask A Catholic
Knowledge base
AskACatholic Disclaimer
Search the
AskACatholic Database
Donate and
Support our work
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New Questions
Cool Catholic Videos
About Saints
Disciplines and Practices for distinct Church seasons
Purgatory and Indulgences
About the Holy Mass
About Mary
Searching and Confused
Contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming home
Homosexual and Gender Issues
Life, Dating, and Family
No Salvation Outside the Church
Sacred Scripture
non-Catholic Cults
Justification and Salvation
The Pope and Papacy
The Sacraments
Relationships and Marriage situations
Specific people, organizations and events
Doctrine and Teachings
Specific Practices
Church Internals
Church History
Questions on the Catholic doctrine "Outside the Church there is no Salvation"
[Control|Command] + or - to change text size — [Control|Command] 0 for default size
A personal biography of the Faithful Departed Benedictine friends of mine @ St. Benedict Abbey.
Abbot Xavier Connelly O.S.B. April 8, 2021 RIP; Requiescat In Pace, my friend!

Dear Friends of the Abbey:

Yesterday afternoon, April 8, 2021 Abbot Xavier passed away peacefully. Recently he had been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

We have not yet decided on funeral arrangements, and we will post the information on the website, along with a fuller obituary.

Please remember Abbot Xavier and all the monks in your prayers.

Fr James Doran, OSB

At the Abbey, Fr. Xavier has served as guestmaster and novice master, but his main work for many years was as Prior to Abbot Gabriel Gibbs, O.S.B., our first abbot. In this capacity, especially as Abbot Gabriel's health declined, Fr. Xavier "inherited" many of his responsibilities. After Abbot Gabriel's death on March 27, 2010, the community voted Fr. Xavier to be the Abbey's second abbot on June 16, 2010.

For numerous years, I made a one week Lenten retreat at St. Benedict's Abbey. At the time, Fr. Xavier was the guestmaster. He was the one that ensured the eating, sleeping and praying accommodations were on schedule and known to all those on retreat. His love for the Church and his warm and welcoming personality had an important, powerful impact on my life for which I am grateful.

Requiescat In Pace, my friend!
October 23, 1954 ~ April 8, 2021

Mike Humphrey
(Read his obituary here.)

Posting date Questions
January 2022 What do you have to say to the fact that Vatican II documents contradict previous proclamations?
August 2021 Can you please explain what paragraph 841 from the Catechism of the Catholic Church means?
April 2020 Does the Church teach that there is no salvation outside of the Catholic Church?
April 2017 Can you clarify a point on 'Outside the Church there is no Salvation', based on this hypothetical?
August 2016 If someone is a Mormon or a lapsed Catholic, when they die, can they still be saved?
August 2014 How do I reply when they ask me whether salvation comes only through the Catholic Church?
August 2014 If I believe I should stay a Seventh-day Adventist and not become Catholic, I would still be saved?
August 2012 Can we know for sure whether non-Catholic Christians are saved outside the Catholic Church?
SpacerNext set of postings
Please report any and all typos or grammatical errors.
Suggestions for this web page and the web site can be sent to Mike Humphrey
© 2012 Panoramic Sites
The Early Church Fathers Church Fathers on the Primacy of Peter. The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. The Early Church Fathers on the importance of the Roman Catholic Church centered in Rome.