Catholic, But Not Roman

The understated, but undeniable, universalism of the Roman See is one reason I’m not Roman Catholic: “Every man who is ignorant of the Gospel of Christ and of his Church, but seeks the truth and does the will of God in accordance with his understanding of it, can be saved.  It may be supposed that such persons would have desired Baptism explicitly if they had known its necessity” (Catechsim of the Catholic Church, 321).  Talk about presumptive regeneration!

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2 thoughts on “Catholic, But Not Roman

  1. Maybe you’re using “universalism” in a different sense than I’m used to, but in the sense of “universal salvation,” the Roman See certainly isn’t universalist. What the Catechism proposes is the universal availability of salvation. And that is quite a different thing.

  2. “It may be supposed that such persons would have desired Baptism explicitly if they had known its necessity”

    That’s my argument for paedobaptism, just switch out “such persons” with “infants”.

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