(*I am not Catholic but I still found it shocking.)
Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
Romans 3:9-20 What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. As it is written:
there is no one who seeks God.
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”
their tongues practice deceit.”
“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”