Salvation (Zenit two part article)


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Found this two part article on Salvation out on Zenit. Very interesting interview.

Part 1:

Good Will Equals Salvation? (Part 1)
Theologian Ilaria Morali Responds

ROME, JAN. 15, 2006 (ZENIT.org).- If it is enough to seek peace with good will to be saved, of what use is Christianity?

This is the question posed after Benedict XVI’s address during the Nov. 30 general audience, in which he spoke about the possibility of salvation for non-Christians.

In Part 1 of this interview with ZENIT, theologian Ilaria Morali, a professor of theology at the Gregorian University, and a specialist on the topic of grace, explains the Pope’s words, and the Church’s magisterium on the subject.

Q: The Pope said in that general audience that the salvation of non-Christians is a fact: “There are people who are committed to peace and the good of the community, despite the fact that they do not share the biblical faith, that they do not know the hope of the eternal city to which we aspire. They have a spark of desire for the unknown, for the greatest, for the transcendent, for an authentic redemption.” How is this possible?

Part 1

Part 2:

Is Faith Necessary for Salvation? (Part 2)
**Theologian Ilaria Morali Responds
**ROME, JAN. 16, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Is faith necessary for Salvation?

Q: Since the Second Vatican Council, what has been the Catholic view of nonbelievers?

Part 2

PF


#2

Very interesting articles, usefully expanding on some basic Church teachings.


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