Robert is saved. Those that are not faithful to Catholicism will end up in hell.
That is the bottom LINE in all religion.
"Join OURS, and you will be set free from evil ... blah, blah, blah......"
Most people have a desire for community, in some fashion....
When invited, many will examine and decide, others just join.
I think with age, a person is not so willing to commit to joining. It is sort of an anomic dissonant response, as the world appears anomie in its present condition, and a person prefers the memories of the past....
(By the way, Preston would disagree with you, as he doesn't think I am "saved"smiles....May be you can convince him, I am? LOL)