AS an Anglican priest, may I make reference to the recent letter asking why nonRoman Catholics seem to be in no hurry to have their children baptised. The question can be asked in another way: "Why are Roman Catholics in such,a hurry to have their children baptised?" Since the teaching of the Church of England is as inSistent as that of the Church of Rome regarding the desirability of Baptism taking place within a week or so of birth, there must be some secondary cause of the different reactions of Anglican and Roman Catholic parents.
Could it be that the Roman teaching on the Limbo of children, which is not acceptable to Anglicans as being unscriptural, is really the thing that lends wings to the feet of Roman Catholic parents in the matter of infant Baptism?
Kenneth Whitfield Leeds 6