A Zenit interview with Father Peter Gumpel tackles the issue of death prior to baptism, which I wrote about a few days ago. What the Church Has Said About Children Who Die Without Baptism Although in history there have been different opinions, the supreme magisterium of the Church offers very precise documents and affirmations.
I am now a sponsor in the combined St. Paul’s/Oratory RCIA class. On Sunday, our class participated in the Combined Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming. It is one of my favorite ceremonies. For those who are unfamiliar with this rite, in particular my Protestant readers, I reproduce some of it here.
Annie Banno, co-blogger of After Abortion, sent me a link to an article she wrote for Catholic Exchange, entitled "All Souls In Purgatory, Or Not?". One priest said, “For most of history, the Church taught that unbaptized babies go to ‘limbo.’ This was not hell, but a place of peace. They can not enjoy the …
This ties in with the previous post. There’s an interesting post at Joe Missionary, with equally interesting comments, about the fate of infants that die prior to baptism. Since, when I just point to interesting stuff, most people don’t seem to bother to click through, I’ll post some excerpts to whet your appetites. I encourage …
The following were posted to a Yahoo! group I belong to. Issues discussed include infant baptism and assurance of salvation, so I’m sure at least the Catholic apologists’ ears will be pricked. 😉 Please respond with comments. I’ll pass them along to the group.