Ok I'm a Catholic. I understand what original sin is and I know why we are Baptized. Here is my thought on the topic ... I simply can not believe that a Kind Loving God would send an innocent Soul to purgatory. My example years of workin in NICU I have seen MANY MANY babies die... who were not Baptized I simply do not believe the God would punish these poor innocent babies .. it doesnt make sense.. Had this out with a Cousin in Law--Also some people just simply never get to "know" about Jesus but live purposeful and good lives and good people would God not want them in HIs Kingdom?? now I want to hear others opinions so what say you?
Maybe it's purgatory you're misunderstanding. Purgatory isn't so much a place as a process. Purgatory is the purification/cleansing of the soul to prepare it for heaven. It is not punishment for sins. Everyone in purgatory goes to heaven. No one gets stuck there. And it's quote possible for some people that purgatory is instantenous. (This article on purgatory may be helpful for you.
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Oops sorry ran out of room. As the Catchism says:
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," allow us to hope that there is a way of salvation for children who have died without Baptism.
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