Category Archives: salvation

Is Vigano right that the Children of Light are a majority?

I was surprised to read, in the recent letter of archbishop Vigano to President Trump, assertions by Vigano that the majority of persons in the world today are children of light. “The children of light constitute the most conspicuous part … Continue reading

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Salvation Theology: Knowledge of the Church

Is it true that non-Catholics who know the Catholic Church but do not convert “cannot be saved” CCC 846: “Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition, the Council teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation: … Continue reading


Salvation for LGBT Persons

In order to be saved and go to Heaven, a person must die in the state of grace. The claim that it is not possible for a person to be in the state of grace, due to certain choices that … Continue reading

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Taylor Marshall’s Anti-Jewish and Anti-Islamic Views

Taylor Marshall on Salvation for Jews and Muslims Like the Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Taylor R. Marshall Ph.D. (philosophy) does not believe that Jews and Muslims can be saved unless they convert to Christianity. He does not see Islam as a … Continue reading

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Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s Accusation against Jews and Muslims

From the interview of July 12th, 2013: Bishop Athanasius Schneider: “It has to be clarified, because there is, there are two substantial different levels, substantial different levels, because we as Catholics we can adore, we do adore God always as … Continue reading

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Are the Divorced and Remarried Saved?

There has been much controversy about whether divorced and remarried persons should be permitted to receive Communion. By divorced and remarried, we mean: 1. a person who has a previous marriage, 2. to a person still living, 3. which seem … Continue reading

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Soteriology: Implicit Perfect Contrition

Suppose that a non-Christian or a non-Catholic Christians enters the state of grace by some form of baptism. What happens if they fall out of grace by an actual mortal sin? They do not have access to Confession (except for … Continue reading

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Should Catholics believe that Mormons are Saved?

Errors among Catholics Unfortunately, a large segment of the conservative Catholic subculture has gone astray from the Magisterium. They no longer accept Roman Catholic teaching on faith. Instead, they put themselves above every teaching, to judge whether it is true … Continue reading

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Why Should the Punishment for One Mortal Sin be Eternal?

Here’s a common question in salvation theology. The Church teaches, correctly and truly, that a person who dies unrepentant from even a single actual mortal sin will have eternal punishment in Hell. Why should the punishment for a single actual … Continue reading

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Excerpts from the Vatican Letter on Martin Luther

Fact: Pope Francis is being accused of heresy for his remarks about Martin Luther. Fact: Pope Francis said nothing about Luther which contradicts formal dogma. “In fact, scientific research by evangelical and Catholic scholars, the results of which have already … Continue reading


Salvation Case Studies: The Good Samaritan

Our Lord taught us that a good Samaritan can get into Heaven, while a bad Pharisee cannot. [Matthew] {5:20} For I say to you, that unless your justice has surpassed that of the scribes and the Pharisees you shall not … Continue reading

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What Does Michael Voris Believe?

Moreover, Mr. Voris couldn’t write a theological argument to support his position on salvation theology, or any other topic for that matter, if his job depended on it. (It doesn’t. His supporters don’t want theology. They want rants against the … Continue reading

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Heresies on Salvation at the Saint Benedict Center (Richmond NH)

The Saint Benedict Center of Richmond, NH, — hereafter SBC — runs That site is not to be confused with the orthodox website SBC teaches the error of Feeneyism. The schismatic religious order at SBC is the “Slaves … Continue reading


Michael Voris’ Grave Errors on Salvation

Voris’ latest Vortex rant is called: “The Church Is Necessary for Heaven”, and it repeats the ancient formula, “Outside the Church there is no salvation”. Those two assertions (in quotes) are true, if properly understood. And to obtain the proper … Continue reading

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The Main Problem with Bishop Barron’s “Reasonable Hope”

It is a dogma taught by several different Ecumenical Councils that some human souls go to Hell: Bishop Robert Barron on Hell: May we reasonably hope that all will be saved? Bishop Robert Barron versus the Magisterium on Hell … Continue reading

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No, Taylor Marshall Children cannot be Possessed by Demons

The controversy begins with the interpretation of a Bible passage. [Deuteronomy] {20:13} And when the Lord your God will have delivered it into your hands, you shall strike down anyone who is in it, of the male gender, with the … Continue reading

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Michael Voris versus Feeneyism

This past weekend, I had a dispute on Twitter with Christine Niles of over some assertions I made, first about Feeneyism then about schism. This post is about Feeneyism, and the next one will be about schism. Feeneyism I … Continue reading


Does God will many religions?

Well, of course the answer is Yes and No. Before the fact of our sinfulness, No, God does not will many religions. [1 Timothy 2] {2:1} And so I beg you, first of all, to make supplications, prayers, petitions, and … Continue reading

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Salvation is not Restricted to Christians

The heresy of Feeneyism is not the teaching of the Catholic Faith. Instead, the Church teaches that salvation is possible for persons who are not formal members of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Saint John Paul II: “The universality of … Continue reading

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Is Muhammad Ali in Heaven?

Muhammad Ali is most well-known for his boxing career. He converted to Islam in the 1960’s; he died in 2016 after enduring a long illness (Parkinson’s disease). After retiring from boxing, and more so after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, … Continue reading

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