The Catholic Church is a religion, it is a Christian religion in which we can have 'a relationship with God' like the evangelical say. However membership in the Catholic Church is needed for salvation.. One can have faith, but faith without membership in the Church - is useless for salvation.
In this sense the Catholic Church is different from the Born Again Christians, Pentecostals and others.
Love is necessary and faith is necessary but so is membership in the Catholic Church.
For centuries the Catholic Church which has given the other Christian communities their Bible inspired by the Holy Spirit has taught that outside the Church there is no salvation.
It was a Catholic religion, which had received the Bible.It codified the inspired books.
Ephesians 4 tells us about love and faith.St. Paul tells the Early Christians, the Early Catholics to live a life of love and faith in the Catholic Church, the only Church Jesus founded.
This traditional teaching on outside the Church there is no salvation -and there are no known exceptions- is supported by Vatican Council II (Feneyite) and of course rejected with the Vatican Council II(Cushingite) interpretation.
So we can have a relationship with Jesus while affirming Vatican Council II (Feeneyite) and the traditional teachings on exclusive salvation in the Church as taught by the Holy Spirit.
We can free our heart, we can have the gifts of the Holy Spirit within the Catholic Church with its exclusive salvation.
We now know that there are no known cases of the baptism of desire, baptism of blood and being saved in invincible ignorance in the present times(2018).So there are no known exceptions to Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II, which says all need faith and baptism for salvation.
This is the Catholic Church today with Vatican Council II( Feeneyite). It is this Vatican Council II (Feeneyite) which must be accepted by the two popes, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Ecclesia Dei.
They must ask the German Bishops and the Society of St. Pius X(SSPX) to affirm Vatican Council II( Feeneyite) and reject Vatican Council II( Cushingite).
We have the Holy Spirit with us and we are not in competition with other Christian communities and churches. We just have to affirm the traditional faith of the Catholic Church without rejecting Vatican Council II( Feeneyite).-Lionel Andrades