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Dec 28 - Homily - Do Aborted Babies Go To Heaven

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Today on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, Father Matthias calls us to remember those children God created but who were killed by abortion, and then asks the question, "Do Aborted Babies Go To Heaven?" Ave Maria! Mass: Holy Innocents - Feast - Form: OF Readings: 1st: 1jo 1:5-22 Resp: psa 124:2-3, 4-5, 7-8 Gsp: mat 2:13-18


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  1. rafaelmarie
    1 year ago

    Infants that are not baptized go to Limbo.

    That is why we should baptize them as soon as possible, and in my humble opinion, do not tie it with the Parents or God Parents spiritual state. If they want to go to hell, that is THEIR business, but the infant should not be tied to it. If the Priest is really concerned, then He should follow up AFTER the baptism, because reconversion TAKES TIME. And by then it may be too late for the infant, if it dies before being baptized.

  2. MDL
    1 year ago

    I watched the entire video. He seems to be making the same points as you--that we can pray for them and hope that God will have mercy on them. To assume that they're in limbo or a place of happiness is not unreasonable. This is undefined dogma, we're not certain of their fate, so there's room for differences of opinion.

  3. Steve Kellmeyer
    1 year ago

    The priest is incorrect.
    The Church has taught that we do not KNOW any way, through our work hear on earth, that we can bring to those who die without baptism the grace they need to enter heaven.

    However, the Church DOES NOT teach that souls who have not received water baptism descend into Limbo (the outer fringe of hell).

    Catechism of the Catholic Church 1261: "As regards children who have died without Baptism, the Church can only entrust them to the mercy of God, as she does in her funeral rites for them. Indeed, the great mercy of God who desires that all men should be saved, and Jesus' tenderness toward children which caused him to say: "Let the children come to me, do not hinder them,"64 allow us to hope that there is a way of salvation for children who have died without Baptism. All the more urgent is the Church's call not to prevent little children coming to Christ through the gift of holy Baptism."

    We hope, not with human hope, but with DIVINE hope. Human hope accomplishes nothing at all in terms of salvation. Liturgy is not a human work, it is a divine work done by human hands. Only divine hope holds out the possibility of heaven to the unbaptized, and that divine hope is instantiated in the Church's liturgy, as the Catechism attests.

    The FSSP teaching on this is quite, quite wrong.

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