Sects: The Slaves of Leonard Feeney

"Outside the church there is no salvation" is a venerable teaching that Roman Catholic theologians are trying to forget in the ecumenical age. Perhaps the only priest who takes the maxim literally is outside the church himself: the Rev. Leonard Feeney, 67, a defrocked Jesuit who in the '30s and '40s was one of the nation's best-known Catholic theological popularizers and convert seekers. Feeney was excommunicated in 1953 for disobeying his religious superiors and refusing to accept a Holy Office decision that non-Catholics who worshiped God in good faith could be saved....

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