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Can non-Christians go to heaven? What does the Church say?

March 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Salvation


Dear Father John, I am confused. Jesus said he is the way the truth and the light, but the Church has moved away from believing salvation lies only in the Church. Even learned people in the Church (my Spiritual Director included) now say that God is bigger than we can comprehend so we need to be open to the possibility that God is calling even those outside the Church. It makes the line very gray as... Read More

Why not integrate other religious teachings with Catholicism?

Golden Family With World Religions,, 25 December 2007, CCA-SA, Wikimedia CommonsCopy

Dear Father John, the Church has clearly taught that there is truth and good in other religions – so why then is it a problem to integrate the truths found in prayer traditions outside of Christianity with Christian prayer methods? This is a great question, especially for today’s world, in which religious tolerance is spoken about by so many different groups (though not all) as a universal... Read More

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