According to Catholicism, who are “the elect”?
In a nutshell, this term for Catholics refers to the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant.
Here follows what the Catholic Encyclopedia has to say on the subject of the Elect:
Denotes in general one chosen or taken by preference from among two or more; as a theological term it is equivalent ...
This chapter covers Romans 9:18-21, the similitude of the Potter which is used by some to bolster predestination.
Romans 9:18-21 KJV Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy,
and whom he will he hardeneth. 19Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth
he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? 20Nay but, O man,
who art thou that repliest against ...