Reflection 226 Previous reflections Resolution The 16 Documents of Vatican II
Based on the Vatican 2 document:
On the Mission Activity of the Church
Ad Gentes - 7
idea from this article:
Baptism is necessary to get to Heaven,
so missionary activity aims to help as many people as possible receive Baptism in the Church
But there's more than one way to baptise a cat(holic), so to speak.
Unless we think most of the human race goes to Hell, we must realise that most people in Heaven are there not through baptism with water by the Church, but by "baptism of desire" through living a life of good deeds.....as Jesus put it in the words: "Welcome to Heaven my friend, because whenever you helped a poor person, you helped me"
Jesus, may as many people as possible receive Baptism in the Church