It is not fair to those non-catholic Christians and non-Christian faith’s of which the Catholic Church speaks of; “due to no fault of their own”, have been falsely taught or have heard prejudiced, bias, negative views of the Catholic Church including incorrect and flat out wrong opinions of the Catholic Church’s teachings,
This is the stumbling block for all those “due to no fault of their own” that has to be overcome by them first; before finally having the freedom and will to learn from the Catholic Church with ears to hear and eyes to see the Truth of Jesus Christ is in His mystical body the Catholic Church.
It proves difficult to these (non-catholics) when they are holding to false views of the Catholic Church, without learning first what the Catholic Church actually teaches and is living out the true apostolic faith unchanged, while non-catholics are holding to false opinions of the Church.
Those with a sincere heart who seeks Truth Himself by exercising his/her God given freedom and free will, by letting go of their held prejudiced, bias views of the Catholic Church taught by men outside of the Catholic Church, empower themselves to seek Jesus in the Pillar and bulwark of Truth the Catholic Church. When they are given the ears to hear and the eyes to see what God has revealed, not what man reveals.
Protestantism have lost their God given freedom and free will, when they hold to every wind of doctrine that comes from man instead of God. But “due to no fault of their own” remain out of communion with the one Holy Catholic Apostolic Church.
I as a Catholic in my journey of faith, exercised my freedom and will, by learning from many different protestant denominations to hear their teachings first hand, yet neither of them ever quenched my thirst for Truth. One of many reasons why the protestant teachings never quenched my thirst was mainly due to the fact that their theology comes from the mind of men and not from God.
That is why the Catholic Church is never a denomination, nor can she ever be one church united to independent federation of church’s. Because her teachings were given to her by God incarnate Himself. The Catholic Church is never founded by men. She can never add or subtract from the revelations of God,
The Catholic Church is never an option to choose a faith community among diverse protestant faith communities as if to compare her to other protestant faiths. When the true protestant faith’s departed from her, leaving the protestant descendants by no fault of their own rejecting or holding to a false view of the Catholic Church.
Protestants as strong and faithful as many are in Christ,are encouraged to continue to exercise their freedom and free will without prejudices and seek Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church as we of the Catholic faithful love them back to full communion. It is easier said than done, but for God all things are possible.
Always giving thanks to our Father; through the power of the Spirit who purifies our hearts and strengthens us in Love, during this Lenten Season, may we abstain from what we do not really need and help our brothers and sisters in distress. May we bear the wounds of your Son, for through his body he gave us life. ( Wed. 4th week of Lenten daily morning prayer; Liturgy of hours)
Peace be with you