Kimberly Hope Belcher offers “5 quick pastoral reasons” for infant Communion. Pastoral is fine. But her points are not without theological merit. The Scholastic/Tridentine heritage of sacramental theology has a pelagian problem. Infant communion will help rid us of heresy.
Dr Belcher on it:
The “age of reason” theology also misleads people into believing that the Eucharist is the reward for a proper amount of knowledge and piety, rather than the absolutely free gift of God’s grace that elicits our response of ecstatic thanksgiving.
This is right. Dr Belcher points out we did fine for centuries without “age of reason,” so maybe it’s time to retire it. Or limit it to Marriage and Orders.
Additionally, anything that can rid the sacramental system of the specter of graduation has got to be a plus.