While the following is true; we must realize it is possible for anyone;
especially by means of presumption and/or despair to drift into a ‘darkened’ conscience.
Jeremiah speaks of this - i.e. they commit abomination and are not even ashamed and do not know how to blush.
Paul The Apostle calls in a ‘seared conscience’ where they give themselves over to depravity or approve depravity.
There is too much ‘modernism’ that has drifted into Christian thinking. It has many aspects
like all religions are the same, just different roads to God. Also, by placing so much emphasis on human experience, less on the Divine Revelation, striving to sound not
judgmental; has had the opposite effect. Society in general, and the known infiltration of The Church (spoken of by well respected persons like Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and Dietrich von Hildebrand) - instead of striving to be more creative in teaching moral absolutes/
some purposely, some thinking it makes the Church more attractive; for the last several decades a lot of people have not be presented with clarity in moral teaching. This along
with societal forces in general has actually hurt The Church. Less people find The Good News, that we actually need a Savior to help us love virtue and hate sin. There is a pervasive atmosphere of, ‘well, I can just follow my own conscience.’ I love God and
love & care about my family - that’s all that matters. We’ve forgotten that we show
our Love of God, by learning to observe His Commands more and more cheerfully;
and truly be sorrowful for offending God, Who Paid The Excruciating Price of The Passion;
through Jesus Christ to make Salvation possible.
The following article is informative.
The following quote from the Catechism is used.
“This affirmation is not aimed at those who, through no fault of their own, do not know Christ and his Church: Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the Gospel of Christ or his Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart, and, moved by grace, try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of their conscience—those too may achieve eternal salvation. (CCC 847)”