Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Vatican dropping limbo?

It appears that the Vatican is going to officially drop the theological idea of limbo. Though never an official doctrine, the "theological hypothesis" (as Cardinal Ratzinger described it) has been around since the Middle Ages.

Unlike many issues - the recent emotional debate over homosexuality in the priesthood, for example - limbo seems to garner unanimity that it should exit the church's stage, even if, at the moment, the exact doctrine that will replace it is unclear. (NY Times)

I don't suppose a "we don't know exactly what happens but trust in God's love and justness" would suffice?

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