I want some input that I didn’t get answered by an Apologist. I think the teachings on invincible ignorance is good, IMO. I don’t want to judge others. Who am I to decide how merciful is our Lord? I know and love some non-Catholic friends and family, and would love to think we all could be in heaven. (And personally by not declaring others going to hell like some of them do to us, I feel like we’re not stoooping to their level.)
However I am feeling sour grapes over, what seems to me to be a “free pass”. Protestants, or whomever, can get into heaven on an “I didn’t know any better” clause. They seem to live a more carefree life than Catholics in terms of contraception, confession of sins, even attending church. As long as they seem to do “somethings” that agree with the CC, they seem to be in the good.
Yet I feel like Catholics have more difficult lives, trying not to sin. And as a result, do spend more time feeling guilty. (I doubt many other religions have a reason for terming any condition called “scrupulosity”.) I just feel like the CC teaches non Catholics are getting judged less severely, than Catholics, who believe in mortal sin, and the state of greace, (or lack of).
I belieive in my faith and it’s practices. No problems there. But can anyone straighten me out on this issue???