No Go To Limbo
In a stunning reversal of centuries of teaching, the catholic church now allows unbaptized babies into heaven. No more limbo.
See the AP story at AOL, and especially note the reaction of Dick McBrien (the one at Notre Dame):
"If there's no limbo and we're not going to revert to St. Augustine's teaching that unbaptized infants go to hell, we're left with only one option, namely, that everyone is born in the state of grace…baptism does not exist to wipe away the "stain" of original sin, but to initiate one into the Church.”
Well, yea. Doesn’t he realize that the church was one of the original social network groups?
Aside from that excommunicable missive, to think that babies are born into original sin has always bugged me. By ordaining so, the church establishes their reason for being at the earliest a priori.
All in all it is a good reason to ignore the whole scene.