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Unit 2: Are Sacraments Necessary for Salvation?


Are Sacraments Necessary for Salvation?

Film Focus Point: Cardinal Francis Arinze (former Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship) provides a rebuttal to Protestant theology, which suggests that the sacraments are not necessary for salvation.

Text Focus Point: Pages 45-46

Discussion Questions

  1. What Scripture passages affirm the Church’s teaching that the sacraments are necessary for salvation?

  2. How might you respectfully respond to a non-Catholic friend who negates the necessity of the sacraments?

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