AUGIE ASKS # 38 Does God Want Everyone to be Catholic?
Augie Answers: Yes as in “Universal” Christian, the original meaning of “catholic”. Now if you mean Roman Catholic the Catholic Church teaches, no. A story is told of a “pilgrim” about to finish his sojourning and at a distance sees St.Peter at the Pearly Gates and shouts out, ” Brother, do you see any Baptists up there?” St Peter says, “No”. Pilgrim ask again,” Do you see any Anglicans up there”? St. Peter ,”No”. “Any Catholics?” “No”. “Any Orthodox?” “No, we don’t go by those names up here”. Pilgrim perplexed asks,”Well then who is up there?” St. Peter says, “Just those souls washed by the Blood of the Lamb”.ii