‘Origins’ this week features limbo document, text on education in Africa

Here’s the rundown on what’s in the latest issue of Origins: CNS Documentary Service:

  • What happens to infants who die without having been baptized remains one of theology’s thorniest questions and one that the church has yet to answer definitively despite the once widely taught theory of limbo, observes the International Theological Commission in a new study. Growing numbers of unbaptized infants give the question new urgency, it notes, and developments in theology and in society during the last 50 years give “serious theological and liturgical grounds for the hope that unbaptized infants who die will be saved and brought into eternal happiness even though there is not an explicit teaching on this question found in revelation.” (Subscribers: click here; also, CNS story here)
  • Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Vatican ambassador to the United Nations, says that education, particularly the education of women, holds the key to African development.  (Subscribers: click here)
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