=gazelam;11350537]CCC 781 At all times and in every race, anyone who fears God and does what is right has been acceptable to him.
I assume that the RCC belief is that anyone acceptable to God is guided, guarded, and protected.
The LDS view is that the Holy Spirit has worked among all peoples and cultures in all ages according to their abilities benefit of such divine help. (Couldn’t find the exact quote, but this is close enough.)
Much like the bible, the catholic Catechism too has a [the same] Infallible Rule for RIGHT UNDERSTANDING:
It is this: [caps for emphasis, I’m not shouting here]
can, may or DOES
or OVERRIDE another:thumbsup:
CCC #781 “At all times and in every race, anyone who fears God and does what is right has been acceptable to him. He has, however, willed to make men holy and save them, not as individuals without any bond or link between them, but rather to make them into a people who might acknowledge him and serve him in holiness. He therefore chose the Israelite race [OT choice] to be his own people and established a covenant with it. He gradually instructed this people. . . . All these things, however, happened as a preparation for and figure of that new and perfect covenant which was to be ratified in Christ . . . the New Covenant in his blood; he called together a race made up of Jews and Gentiles which would be one, not according to the flesh, but in the Spirit.” IN ONE FAITH & One Catholic Church in the NT Covenant]
CCC #846 How are we to understand this affirmation, often repeated by the Church Fathers? Re-formulated positively, it means that all salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his Body:
Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition, the Council teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation: the one Christ is the mediator and the way of salvation; he is present to us in his body which is the Church. He himself explicitly asserted the necessity of faith and Baptism, and thereby affirmed at the same time the necessity of the Church which men enter through Baptism as through a door. Hence they could not be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, would refuse either to enter it or to remain in it.
CCC #847 847 This affirmation is not aimed at those who, through no fault of their own, do not know Christ and his Church:
Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the Gospel of Christ or his Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart, and, moved by grace, try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of their conscience - those too may achieve eternal salvation.
Continued Blessings My friend:thumbsup: