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Spiderman wrote:

Hi, guys —

I have a question on people of Christian denominations outside of Catholicism.

  • Are they saved, even though they are outside the Holy Catholic Church?
  • Does the Church say, we can know for sure, if they officially meet certain requirements, or is it possible they are saved without it being made official by the Church?
  • I know we can't really know who makes it to Heaven or not, except through canonization, but in theory, can we know for sure that Christians outside the Church are saved?


  { Can we know for sure whether non-Catholic Christians are saved outside the Catholic Church? }

Mike replied:

Dear Spiderman,

I can't see how you could have missed it, but we have a whole section with over 20 postings on three web pages dedicated to your specific question:

Understanding: Outside the Church there is no salvation

I don't mean to be uncharitable but, we have done our part; you just have to read the postings.


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