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If there is an all powerful Creator, why does evil exist? Another way of thinking about it is to consider who initiates wicked actions, which gives two possibilities, Divine responsibility or human culpability. God directs his subjects to commit sins for reasons unknown to us. This is known as predestination. The troubling implication is that we should ...


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Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus:"outside the Church there is no salvation".[ (cf. The Church: The Church, the necessary means of salvation | New Advent] Catechism of the Catholic Church: "Outside the Church there is no salvation" 846 How are we to understand this affirmation, often repeated by the Church Fathers? Re-formulated positively, it means ...


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Yes because it is Dogma. (Modern adherents to Vatican II will dispute this). Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, 1441, ex cathedra:“The… Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that all those who are outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans but also Jews or heretics and schismatics, cannot share in eternal life and will go into ...


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I'm trying not to give an answer that's purely a quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, but the matter is discussed so well there that there isn't much I feel I can add to it: 816 "The sole Church of Christ [is that] which our Savior, after his Resurrection, entrusted to Peter’s pastoral care, commissioning him and the other apostles to extend ...



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