St. Augustine on the Necessity of being Catholic

"One cannot have [salvation] except in the Catholic Church. Outside of the Catholic Church one can have everything except salvation. One can have honor, one can have the sacraments, one can sing the alleluia, one can answer Amen, one can have the Gospel, one can have faith in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and preach, but never can one find salvation except in the Catholic Church."

(SERMON TO THE PEOPLE OF THE CHURCH OF CAESAREA, Chap. 6) (The Teachings of the Church Fathers. J. R. Willis, Ed.)

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