"Former Catholics and salvation?" An article on this question

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Thanks for sharing - a good article considering many people have lapsed family members or even those who have left the Catholic Faith and practice another now, as the ‘brother’ in the article.

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THAT describes people who contradict Jesus own prayer

Jn 17:
20 “I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world.

Point also being made, by Vat II, One who isn’t one with the Church won’t be with Him in the end.

THAT doesn’t contradict or reverse (LG 14)

14 … Basing itself upon Sacred Scripture and Tradition, it teaches … 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.

If you want to see the evidence (properly referenced), from scripture & tradition, just ask

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