Refuting Universalism

The Sola Sola — Salvation Through Christ Alone

++ Michael Callahan

Presiding Archbishop, The Catholic Church in America

What do you believe regarding salvation? Is Jesus the one and only way to eternal life with the Father? Or is Jesus, just a "privileged way," one path among multitudes of others, as Bishop Robert Barron intones?

There is much controversy in the Church and even the world at large regarding the so-called exclusiveness of Christianity. People outside of the Christian faith are quite often concerned that we, Christians believe that those who are outside of the Church (not saved) will “go to hell.” In our politically correct society, this particular Christian doctrine generates a great amount of consternation.