I think a Dumb god would provide for a Limbo and a smart god would give such infants a baptism of Desire.
Since I believe that God is infinitely intelligent I believe He can get around the oiginal sin Cherishers!
And I also believe that one can be quite traditional and quite right in insisting that Catholic parents get their babies baptized as quickly as possible after birth
but not be dumb enough to believe that God would not grant the baptism of desire to infants who are not baptized.
I just don’t see how Catholics can maintain that Jesus died for all men–admit that original sin is only a privation of sanctifying grace–only an inclination towards evil an not sin itself–and also maintain that an infant is incapable of committing not even one mortal sin
and also say that God would let those infants go to Hell and not grant them a baptism of desire.
Wouldn’t that be like Jesus Himself “hindering the little children to come unto me?”
The only way I think it might be possible that some of those children would perish is if God knew that no matter what circumstances they were put in and no matter how much grace they were given that they would reject every possibility of grace and deserve Hell.
Now that is quite a scary thing but God is smart enough to know such things.
So even if you think that some may indeed go to Hell–it seems very problematic that the same God would let other infants not have a baptism of desire and be sent to limbo.
Now what kind of sense does that make?
For all the original sin cherishers out there I’ll just say this: Limbo is going by the way side and it isn’t going to come back.
Don’t say to yourself that only an Ex Cathedra statement from the Pope himself will make you give up that cherished theological speculation which probably drove more people away from Jesus than towards him!