[quote="Maria1993, post:1, topic:315409"]
On Ash Wednesday, at the end of mass, the priest suprised me by pretty much saying "we are saved". The mass was in spanish, so basically he said that a lot of people worry about whether they are going to heaven or not, and he said "We are saved" in spanish, "we are saved, we are being saved and we will be saved"
To me it pretty much came off like he was saying we are 'already saved', but then he said "we are being saved", so it was kind of confusing.
I am afraid some of the Catholics who only attend on ash wednesday understood it as "oh we are saved, cool." and probably not comeback to mass till Easter.
Are we not supposed to workout our salvation in fear and trembling? The reality is few will be saved. The road is narrow. Of course we must trust in the Lord.
Just venting my concern....he is a good priest, but that just came out wrong. And I am sorry if I misunderstoood through my own fault in no way do I want to slander him. Please pray for him, as he also has had surgery and health issues recently
This is a very Catholic saying, I've heard it numerous times over the years, and I've heard it on EWTN a number of times from apologists and speakers, although I can't name one in particular because it has become so familiar and I have heard it so many times. It is often what the apologist uses when people say Catholics are not "saved".
We ARE saved by the blood of Christ, we are being saved because conversion is continuous, and we will be saved if we continue to trust Jesus and follow him to the end. There is no conflict in any of these statements and it is perfectly consistent with what the Church teaches. What the Catholic Church does not teach is the idea of "once saved always saved", don't misinterpret what the priest said for that, because he continues on with the rest of the equation. Look at the whole of what he has said.
Here is an explanation from a Catholic Answers tract. At the end of the article, note what the reply is for those who ask if Catholics are saved.