Document no longer in limbo

You can read it for yourself without buying it from Origins: International Theological Commission, The Hope of Salvation for Infants Who Die Without Being Baptized.

Limbo: Much ado about nothing

So. I finally managed to read “The Hope of Salvation,” the much bally-hooed statement of the International Theological Commission. No one has mentioned this point: 41. Therefore, besides the theory of limbo (which remains a possible theological opinion), there can be otherways to integrate and safeguard the principles of the faith grounded in Scripture [that…

More on Limbo

Tom Droleskey provides a Traditionalist look at recent discussions on Limbo. Regardless of what one thinks about some of the sources he cites (e.g., Donald Sanborn), I think he makes a strong case that Catholic teaching on Limbo was more than a mere “theological hypothesis,” but was logically and inseparably interconnected with teachings about baptism,…

More on Limbo

So, is Limbo in limbo? Amy has some links on the subject, in particular, to a couple of articles by the pseudonymous Zadok Romanus (here and here). In the past few centuries, various theologians have come up with various theories as to how Christ’s grace might reach these unbaptised souls. If the Catholic News Service…

Limbo No Longer in Limbo?

Vatican commission done studying, says limbo represents “unduly restrictive view of salvation.” The church continues to teach that, because of original sin, baptism is the ordinary way of salvation for all people and urges parents to baptize infants, the document said. But there is greater theological awareness today that God is merciful and “wants all…