On May 22, 2013, Pope Francis’ daily homily in the Chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae was inspired by the passage from the 9th chapter of Mark in which the disciples tell Jesus that they tried to stop someone who was not one of their party from driving out demons. In one section of his homily, Pope Francis made a comment that brought into the spotlight the concepts of salvation and redemption, especially as they concern non-Catholics.
This week Deacon Pedro speaks with Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and English-Language Collaborator with the Vatican Press Office, about the explanatory note that he wrote clarifying the Church’s teaching on salvation and redemption. They are joined by Dr. Josephine Lombardi, professor of Pastoral and Systematic Theology at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto. Together they address these important questions: What is salvation? What is redemption? What does it mean that I am saved? And, was the Pope saying that even atheists are saved?
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