Tuesday, April 24, 2007

"Losing" Limbo?

"Catholics United for the Faith" offers a very fine and informative article addressing the results of the International Theological Commission just released on Limbo.

The artcle begins:

News reports present misleading information about a newly-released document

The International Theological Commission (ITC) has, with Pope Benedict XVI’s permission, released the results of their study on "The Hope of Salvation for Infants Who Die Without Being Baptized." The study examines the question of what happens to the souls of infants who die without having received the Sacrament of Baptism.

Many news reports on the ITC study contain information that is misleading at best and false at worst. Below are answers to common questions that will help readers to sift the wheat from the chaff as they read and listen to the news or discuss the topic with family, friends, or coworkers.

Please read entire article here.


stephanie said...

I'm very interested in reading more about this - thanks for bringing it to attention! As a mom who miscarried my first baby, this is something I have done some reading about. People who say "You have a little angel in heaven" really irk me because 1) we know a human soul doesn't turn into an angel and 2) we only have the HOPE that they are in heaven since we were unable to baptize them. God's mercy is great and it sounds like this document will give moms like me more reason to hope.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thanks for commenting, Stephanie. Yes, God's mercy is very great, unfathomable to us. We have great HOPE when we HOPE in Him!
God bless,