Vatican document reasserts Catholicism as superior to other faith expressions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A Vatican document issued Sept. 5 won't set well with Southern Baptists and other evangelicals and Protestants. As described in the lead paragraph of a Washington Post story, it "declares that individuals can attain full salvation from earthly sin only through the spiritual grace of the Catholic Church and that other faiths -- including Protestant Christian ones -- have defects that place their followers in a 'gravely deficient situation' in seeking salvation."