I have avoided this question for a while now even though it’s been nagging me. I have a lot of friends who are Catholic and non-practicing or aren’t Catholic but they’re all still really great people (otherwise I wouldn’t be spending my time with them!), and even some celebrities I can think of who really try to make a difference but aren’t Catholic, and I can’t logically accept that they would be sent to hell just because they didn’t worship God in the Catholic Church every Sunday.
By NO means am I discrediting our practices or worship, but I just want to know what will happen to them and
a) If they, hypothetically, would be sent to hell for not worshiping as a Catholic and practicing The Faith, then I would have issues with a God that jealous of His Creation (as I’m sure most of us would!)
b) If they, again hypothetically, are granted salvation from damnation…what’s the point of even practicing as a Catholic as long as you’re a good person?
I guess the big one question summary of all this is: How can I feel that my level of spirituality is not meaningless when I believe that my God will look Mercifully upon the souls of good non-Catholic and non-practicing Catholic souls at Judgment?