Re: Souls of aborted babies and of miscarriages
Although we cannot know what happens to these souls, we can trust in Godís mercy and have reason to hope that they are in heaven. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) explains: ďAs regards children who have died without Baptism, the Church can only entrust them to the mercy of God, as she does in her funeral rites for them. Indeed, the great mercy of God who desires that all men should be saved, and Jesus' tenderness toward children which caused him to say: "Let the children come to me, do not hinder them," allow us to hope that there is a way of salvation for children who have died without Baptism. All the more urgent is the Church's call not to prevent little children coming to Christ through the gift of holy Baptism.Ē (CCC 1261)
Last edited by Jim Blackburn; Jun 24, '04 at 7:30 am.