MARY, OUR MOTHER

Friday, April 04, 2008

LIMBO? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT?



"Just a theological opinion"

Fresno bishop issues pastoral message about Limbo


"Babies That Die Without Baptism" is the subject of Fresno Bishop John Steinbock's pastoral message for April. Referencing the millions of unborn children who "are killed by abortion" as well as the estimated "one in five pregnancies [that] end in a miscarriage," Bishop Steinbock says that "older Catholics remember from the days of their catechism that baptism is necessary for salvation, and that Limbo was a place where unbaptized children would go after death." However, Steinbock says, "many Catholics may not realize it but Limbo was just a theological opinion, and was never part of the official teaching of the Church."

Read this article here: California Catholic Daily