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We must distinguish between the two limbos: Limbo of hell or of the Patriarchs (limbus inferni seu patrum)This is also known as Abraham's bosom. This limbo no longer exists (cf. "Reply to Objection 3" of this) because Christ has already descended into hell and brought those souls detained there to heaven during His Ascension. Limbo for children (limbus ...


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The concept of limbo probably began with Thomas Aquinas but for some reason was never formalised as Catholic doctrine. When I was a young child, many years ago, the brothers taught me about limbo as fact, and I was certainly required to be able answer test questions on the subject, but it seems it never had formal doctrinal status. Recent Catholic ...


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Natural vs. Supernatural Orders A human is composed of a body and a soul. Since the human soul is virtually infinite—just think of all that man desires, can know, and can do etc.—, it is not fulfilled by finite creation. Man was created for a higher, supernatural end, which he can attain by God's grace. Your question is essentially asking about the ...



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