Reading through them, I still haven’t seemed to find the answer to the question as to whether or not Limbo is a place or a state of being and whether or not it is an eternal destination, or temporary like Purgatory…maybe I looked over it though??? It is quite confusing…
Limbo would be a permenant state of deprivation of the beatific vision, but without the pains and torments due to actual sin.
Purgatory is not a pemenant state–they are completely different.
Purgatorial cleansing of original sin wouldn’t make sense. Purgatory does not infuse sanctifying grace because you need to be in the state of grace to go through purgation in the first place. If God were to grant infants saving grace extra-sacramentally, they would completely bypass Purgatory.
[size=]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,"64 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.
I think that that is about as Biblical, Catholic, and compassionate an answer as any honest person can give.[/size]