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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?

Spiderman

  { 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.

Mike

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