abortion


#1

i always wondered where do babies soul goes when they die prematurely and they dont have baptism


#2

Heaven. Jesus protests the little ones.


#3

We don’t know for sure, but we do know that God is merciful. We commend these babies (and those who are miscarried, stillborn, or die before baptism) to the mercy of God and look forward to seeing them in Heaven one day.


#4

[quote=anthonygilroy1]i always wondered where do babies soul goes when they die prematurely and they dont have baptism
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The teaching of the Church on the matter is as follows, from the Catechism:

1261 As 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,”[63] 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.


#5

I would assume they are simply covered by the blood of Christ.


#6

We know two things:

  1. Anybody dying in original sin only goes to hell

  2. Anybody who does not have personal sin does not suffer torment

So the question is if the aborted die with original sin, or if through some fashion God cleanses them from it. If they die with original sin, they would go to hell but not suffer torment like everyone else there. If they were somehow cleansed of it, they’d go to Heaven.

That is all anybody knows, and anything beyond that is nothing more than speculation.


#7

[quote=1ke]The teaching of the Church on the matter is as follows, from the Catechism:

1261 As 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,”[63] 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.
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And since this is a matter that has, for some time, been pondered by theologians, other explainations may shed light:

For example, God, at the time of the child’s death, may give them the chance to choose for or against God. A “willing” toward God may constitute a baptism by desire, while a choosing against God would constitute a rejection of baptism, and eternal separation from God.

I’ve heard rumors that the Church may define this issue more clearly in the near future.


#8

[quote=Loren 1of6]We don’t know for sure, but we do know that God is merciful. We commend these babies (and those who are miscarried, stillborn, or die before baptism) to the mercy of God and look forward to seeing them in Heaven one day.
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I believe that in the case of an aborted child “Baptism of Blood” to the applicable. They are, in my opinion, martyrs in every sense of the word.


#9

Being the person I am, generally if a person answers a question like that with anything other then an “I do not know” I expect them to have been to heaven, hell, and purgatory.


#10

[quote=anthonygilroy1]i always wondered where do babies soul goes when they die prematurely and they dont have baptism
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One of the visionaries reported that Mary says she has all the babies! Therefore it would be interpretted that they are in Heaven.

I lost a baby, and I find comfort in believing that I have an innocent soul in Heaven praying for me!


#11

[quote=kp1]One of the visionaries reported that Mary says she has all the babies! Therefore it would be interpretted that they are in Heaven.

I lost a baby, and I find comfort in believing that I have an innocent soul in Heaven praying for me!
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How beautifully put! Ask your child to pray for me to.


#12

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