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Trouble in Limbo
« on: April 21, 2007, 07:18:11 pm »
Catholic Church buries limbo after centuries By Philip Pullella
Fri Apr 20, 2:21 PM ET

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church has effectively buried the concept of limbo, the place where centuries of tradition and teaching held that babies who die without baptism went.
 
In a long-awaited document, the Church's International Theological Commission said limbo reflected an "unduly restrictive view of salvation."

The 41-page document was published on Friday by Origins, the documentary service of the U.S.-based Catholic News Service, which is part of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

       Pope Benedict, himself a top theologian who before his election in 2005 expressed doubts about limbo, authorized the publication of the document, called "The Hope of Salvation for Infants Who Die Without Being Baptised."

The verdict that limbo could now rest in peace had been expected for years. The document was seen as most likely the final word since limbo was never part of Church doctrine, even though it was taught to Catholics well into the 20th century.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070420/ts_nm/pope_limbo_dc
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Re: Trouble in Limbo
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007, 08:11:29 pm »
Doesn't this feel like a real world version of INFINITE CRISIS? 

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Re: Trouble in Limbo
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007, 08:59:16 am »
ie: Rewrite the rules so that our storylines will flow better?


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Re: Trouble in Limbo
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2007, 09:47:31 am »
Heh, I was going to say "That's one heck of a comparison Reg", but Mastrmynd puts it into perspective. It appears that the current revision concerns only Limbo for unbaptized babies and not Limbo for the great men in history like Plato.
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Re: Trouble in Limbo
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007, 07:23:47 am »
Catholic Church buries limbo after centuries By Philip Pullella
Fri Apr 20, 2:21 PM ET

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church has effectively buried the concept of limbo, the place where centuries of tradition and teaching held that babies who die without baptism went.
 
In a long-awaited document, the Church's International Theological Commission said limbo reflected an "unduly restrictive view of salvation."

The 41-page document was published on Friday by Origins, the documentary service of the U.S.-based Catholic News Service, which is part of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

       Pope Benedict, himself a top theologian who before his election in 2005 expressed doubts about limbo, authorized the publication of the document, called "The Hope of Salvation for Infants Who Die Without Being Baptised."

The verdict that limbo could now rest in peace had been expected for years. The document was seen as most likely the final word since limbo was never part of Church doctrine, even though it was taught to Catholics well into the 20th century.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070420/ts_nm/pope_limbo_dc


The Prodestant's holy rollers never HAD limbo, As far as I know. You abort a fetus? It's going to hell. Crib death in Ethiopia? Hell.Trip and fall on the way to Baptism? Too bad. Hell.

The Catholic Theologians don't like where this train of logic took them (limbo is as bad as hell when you actually thing about it) so they jumped off.

As the article states, limbo isn't actully taught in Catholic dogma, so this is pretty much hair splitting. 

   

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Re: Trouble in Limbo
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2007, 06:25:42 am »
ie: Rewrite the rules so that our storylines will flow better?
Nah, Superboy punched the Pope until history changed.

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