Council of Carthage and limbo
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Here's the reply from St. Thomas in the Summa.  It's actually a little more specific, since he is addressing infants in the womb, but I think the reasoning can be extended to additional circumstances where Baptism cannot be provided:

Quote:Reply to Objection 1. Children while in the mother's womb have not yet come forth into the world to live among other men. Consequently they cannot be subject to the action of man, so as to receive the sacrament, at the hands of man, unto salvation. They can, however, be subject to the action of God, in Whose sight they live, so as, by a kind of privilege, to receive the grace of sanctification; as was the case with those who were sanctified in the womb.

http://www.newadvent.org/summa/4068.htm#article11
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Re: Council of Carthage and limbo - by Melkite - 04-28-2015, 10:33 AM
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