Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus and Vatican II


Is Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus still valid after Vatican II said that people outside the church can reach salvation?
Was Vatican II infalible, so would it be wrong to ignore vatican II and go by the pre-Vatican II style?


Yes, it’s still valid when understood properly. It didn’t change this, it explained it clearer.

  1. This Sacred Council wishes to turn its attention firstly to the Catholic faithful. Basing itself upon Sacred Scripture and Tradition, it teaches that the Church, now sojourning on earth as an exile, is necessary for salvation. Christ, present to us in His Body, which is the Church, is the one Mediator and the unique way of salvation. In explicit terms He Himself affirmed the necessity of faith and baptism(124) and thereby affirmed also the necessity of the Church, for through baptism as through a door men enter the Church. Whosoever, therefore, knowing that the Catholic Church was made necessary by Christ, would refuse to enter or to remain in it, could not be saved.

Yes, the doctrinal and Dogmatic teachings contained in the documents of Vatican II are infallible teachings. As they have always been.


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