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Seminary professor and author highlights Vatican II’s teaching that is often misunderstood.
By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, 10/10/19
It’s become a common false assumption, witnessed most recently in preparations for the upcoming Amazon Synod, that most, if not all, people are saved, even if they might not be Catholic.
But such a “universalist” view is not what the Church has ever taught, so how did we reach this point, and what does the Church really teach about the salvation of souls?
In this email interview, Martin explains how some documents of the Second Vatican Council had a destabilizing effect on the Church, exacerbated by a failure to read them carefully, combined with various concepts of universalism put forward by theologians such as Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar.
Martin, who also serves as president of the evangelization organization Renewal Ministries, says he believes these theologians and other factors have “contributed to a weakening of zeal for holiness and for evangelization.” ….
Read more at http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/ralph-martin-on-salvation-of-souls-urgently-carry-out-the-work-of-evangeliz