We are saved by faith and works, in a manner of speaking.
Catholic doctrine says: ...we are therefore said to be justified gratuitously, because none of those things that precede 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. God saves those who demonstrate their faith in works of love. God grants eternal life to those who keep His Commandments. Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. What say you? Sincerely, De Maria