Well now…where to begin.
Your emotion laden gibberish is difficult to decipher, and therefore, hard if not impossible to respond to in any rational sense. I, literally, don’t know what to say.
Don’t change the question. It’s not a matter of "faith in God,…or His Church ". It’s a matter of having Faith, period. Faith is the theological virtue by which one, 1) believes in God, 2) believes all that He has said, and 3) believes all that the Church proposes for his belief. That’s what I’m talking about. Since all non-Catholics fail on at least one of these conditions, then they cannot have the theological virtue of Faith.
Apparently you find catechesis unecumenical. Could you possibly define “ecumenism” for us?
Claire from DE,
Your second reply is such liberal mush. Almost no clarity of doctrine whatsoever. This type of sentimentalism would be shocking to me if it wasn’t so common in today’s church life.
Perhaps we should clear up the “Faith” issue before launching into the salvation issue. I know they’re related, but I think the Faith issue might need to be resolved first.
Since I have been accused of harshness, I thought it would be opportune to provide the quotes below. Enjoy!
"One cannot believe in Christ without believing in the Church, the Body of Christ. Be faithful, then, to your faith without falling into the dangerous illusion of separating Christ from His Church. The fidelity promised to Christ can never be separated from fidelity to the Church: "He who hears you, hears Me!"
POPE JOHN PAUL II
"There is only one Christian faith, that is: Catholic.
ST. BRIDGET OF SWEDEN
"Heretics think false things about God and call it their "faith."
"Neither the true faith nor eternal salvation is to be found outside the Holy Catholic Church."
VEN. POPE PIUS IX