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The infection has gone deep.
Case in point…Several years ago I was at a very orthodox Catholic conference on the West Coast. Great talks. Great people. Great event.
Then the wheels came off.
During the homily at Mass, the priest gave a completely anti-Catholic homily. He didn’t do it on purpose, but it was anti-Catholic nonetheless.
I was flabbergasted.
I turned to a friend seated next to me, and asked, “Are you hearing what I’m hearing?” He nodded, just as frustrated as I was.
Later, we proceeded to have a conversation about one of the most misunderstood topics in Christianity – salvation.
That friend with whom I spoke so many years ago, Dr. Michael Barber, is my guest on this episode of the Art of Catholic. He wrote a book on this very topic (Salvation: What Every Catholic Needs to Know). And we’re about to continue that discussion begun so many years ago.
We’re going to discuss:
- The major difference between Catholic and Protestant views on salvation
- How exactly the Cross is a revelation of love
- Why the Cross was even necessary
- The role of good works in salvation
- The strange relationship between economics and salvation
- The big difference between salvation and redemption
- The controversy over the statement – “There is no salvation outside the Church”
This is one of those meaty episodes for which the Art of Catholic is well-known. And you’re going to love it!
“The most dynamic, clearest path to spiritual transformation you’ll find anywhere.” – Mike Aquilina, Author & EWTN Personality