Help!, My boss is on the verge of leaving the Catholic church. He has many issues, but two that he has strong opinions about are his beliefs that:
1.) The church changed it’s teaching on Limbo. At first I though this was an easy one. I explained that Limbo was never an “official” teaching but was speculation among theologians on what happens to unborn babies. He shot back at me: “Tell that to my brother who had children that died shortly after birth. the Church would not bury them in the regular section of the catholic cemetery”. Their family was very emotionally hurt by this. He said that Limbo was taught as fact when he was growing up and looking at the Baltimore Catechism it appears he is right. He says this is a slap in the face.
2.) He says the Church use to teach we were to worship Mary and then changed it. Of course this is nonsense, but I think the only way I can convince him is to show him a pre-Vatican II document that specifically condemns worship of Mary. Does any such document exist?