Friday, January 09, 2009

Study on the Fate of Unbaptized Infants

I have previously posted on the fate of unbaptized infants, especially in the context of abortion. Quite a while after publishing that post, I caught hell from a "miscarriage support" forum, none of whose members were prepared to let their self-pitying wrath be quelled either by Christian charity or by what I actually said.

But in an age when more and more parents see no need to have their children baptized, and when so many children don't even make it to birth, it becomes necessary to reflect on the question of whether there is a possibility of salvation for unbaptized babies. Hence the International Theological Commission's study on this subject, the report on which was approved for publication by Pope Benedict on January 19, 2007.

Thanks to Fr. Powell, OP for bringing this to our attention.

1 comment:

  1. An Alert-Fr Richard Neuhaus, a Prominent Theologian, passed away on January 8th, '09:

    The Blog is carrying some coverage with link to EWTN.