What Happens to Babies
Who Die Before Baptism?

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Birgit J

Birgit Jones is a ‘slightly 60,’ passionately pro-life, cradle Catholic. She and her Catholic convert husband, Rick, have been married for 40+ years. Frequent visits from their four adult children and 9 living grandchildren eliminate any fear of an empty nest. Birgit can also be found on Catholic Stand and her Facebook fan page Designs by Birgit.

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4 Responses

  1. PHIL says:

    At San Antonio National Day of Remebrance for Aborted Children, all of your points were identified as Catholic Church poisitions. I added one based on visions in Ohio to Maurees Sweeney-Kyle. The Rosary of the Unborn revealed to her by Our Blessed Mother Oct 7, 1997]. Our Refuge of Holy Love, implies the rescue of one of the innocent lives from death by abortion [July 2, 2001]. Jesus had lamented the snuffing out ofthe life He lovingly olaces in the womb Oct 5, 2001]. He does not distinguish life of created soul from life of created body. Both are created together. The prayer of the Rosary of the Unborn “Rescues one of theses lives from death by abortion” I cannot exclude a “Baptism of Mercy” from Christ’s Powers. And so I pray all 20 decades of this rosary daily.

  2. aiello01 says:

    In 1Corinthians 7:14, Paul says that either a husband or a wife needs to be a believer; otherwise the children are unclean. There is no mention of baptism.

  3. dthy says:

    First, there’s a difference between the miscarried and the aborted babies. The parents of miscarried babies would have fully intended to baptize their children as soon as possible, whereas the aborted babies are deliberately deprived of the opportunity. Nonetheless, the possibility of limbo is a hope for all these children as it was described to us as a place of natural happiness. Thus, they would probably be aware of God’s love, just not have the fullness of beatific vision.

    • Birgit J says:

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Yes, there is a difference between miscarries babies and aborted babies – that of the attitude of their parents, not any choice on the child’s part. While limbo has been put forward as a possibility, there is no definitive Church Teaching.

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