“Catholics lump them along with all evangelicals as heretics. Lutheran? Mormon? Its all out there somewhere in hell to them.”
Wrong. If a Catholic tells you that, tell them to take it up with the Pope.
It follows that these separated churches and Communities, though we believe they suffer from defects, are deprived neither of significance nor importance in the mystery of salvation. In fact the Spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as instruments of salvation, whose value derives from that fullness of grace and of truth which has been entrusted to the Catholic Church Pope B16, Dominus Iesus
And as far as LDS, Catholics don’t accept their baptism as the LDS understanding of the Trinity isn’t the same, while with all nonCatholic Christians it is. Which seems reasonable to me.
As far as Christian faiths claiming that another isnt Christian, theres a vocal minority of nonCatholic Christians who go beyond thinking the Catholic Church is wrong on many grave things to thinking Catholics arent Christians. FR actually banned some of the things produced from this wackadoo-ism, and they didn’t come from LDS.
That’s a graciously intended gesture, to be sure. Whether it is positioned to be generally accepted theology in the Catholic church is another question. That was not an ex cathedra remark was it?