Catholic doctrine says:
…we are therefore said to be justified gratuitously, because none of those things thatprecede justification, whether faith or works, merit the grace of justification. (Trent VI, Chapter VIII)
Therefore, it is true, that we are saved by faith and works, but only in a manner of speaking.
Our faith does not save, we don’t save ourselves.
Our works do not save, we don’t save ourselves. Read more