[quote=dbradio]I know that the church cannot change the bible. However, is it in scripture that an unbaptized person cannot enter heaven?
What about the requirement to be born again?
Check out what the Catechism says. I can’t remember the paragraph numbers but I looked at this recently. The Church honestly states that we don’t know what happens but that we trust them to the mercy of God, which is measureless.
Scott is correct in stating that the Church can’t make a declaration that has no basis to “make us feel good”; however, we should feel pretty good about the mercy of God in this particular situation where innocent souls have not committed actual sin.
Just speculation on my part, but maybe the reason God hasn’t revealed this to us is so we would continue to fight against abortion and infanticide. If the Church taught that these innocents went straight to heaven and we had no doubt about this, then people might become complacent. I’ve actually heard from the mouths of abortion supporters the following rationalization “If the babies go straight to heaven, then aren’t they better off?” If there was not some uncertainty about this, we might all fall for that lie.
Just my personal opinion.