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[quote:129u57y3]Sure we are, but simply because one is Catholic is not a guarantee of salvation. Onw must believe with a true heart and [i:129u57y3]do[/i:129u57y3] the will of the Father.[/quote:129u57y3]

That’s precisely what I said: being catholic is not an automatic guarantee of salvation. Any catholic knows that. However, to be part of the Church is to have at one’s disposal the full means to salvation, not available at any other church or religion.

The ¬´no salvation outside the Church¬ª belief has been sound Church doctrine as far as I know – it is the necessity to come into the Church’s fold that can lead you into salvation, not otherwise.