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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Limbo: here we go again

As announced over a year ago, the Vatican's International Theological Commission has been discussing the hoary topic of limbo this week. Older Catholics wonder what happened to that belief; younger Catholics, when they've heard of it at all, wonder what all the fuss was about. Soon we'll get a kind of answer to both. Most likely, nobody will be satisfied.

To me, the main interest of this theological hypothesis is how some people use it to call the teaching authority of the Church into question. I have criticized that practice and proposed a reformulation of limbo here.
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