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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Breaking News: There Ain't No Freaking Limbo

This just in from AP:

VATICAN CITY (April 21) - Pope Benedict XVI has reversed centuries of traditional Roman Catholic teaching on limbo, approving a Vatican report released Friday that says there were "serious" grounds to hope that children who die without being baptized can go to heaven.

Are we also losing the expression?! At least the dance lives on (WARNING: not office safe).

2 Comments:

Blogger Aristotle said...

It ought to be noted that the media, as usual, got this one wrong. This theological commission has no magisterial authority and the Pope simply accepted a report. He did not endorse its teachings and has not taught that there is no such thing as Limbo. No Church teaching changed, even though the media, as usual, jumps at any opportunity to make it look as if the Church is changing. It is absolutely reprehensible coverage and proves that one should wait for documents to be taught by bishops, and NOT by secular media, who wouldn’t know anything about Limbo or Catholic doctrine if it jumped up and bit them. The media clearly has a secular and “progressive” agenda, which would love to see Church changes in other areas, such as women in the priesthood, etc. Those things won’t change either.

For further information, check out the blog, Zadok the Roman.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Daniel Dreymann said...

Zadok: I've followed your link and read your post. Not sure it's a progressive agenda or just dumbing it down for the masses but I do get your point -- the mass media reports on the subject are indeed misleading.

4:40 PM  

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