Friday, July 27, 2007

Prayers for a dead baby

Dear Readers,

A friend of mine received her first Grandson in February, unfortunately he was born with all his organs, bar his heart and kidneys, outside his body. This was expected as his Mother had regular check-ups while he was in the womb to follow his progress. While his Grandmother was at Mass today where the priest prayed for him he died in his Mother's arms in hospital, three days before he was due to undergo a major operation to place the organs back inside his little body. Obviously the little fella is in Heaven praying for his parents and Grandmother but I would be grateful if you could all add your prayers to his for the comfort of the family during this time.

Thank you and God Bless

4 comments:

RomanCatholic Deacon said...

"Baptism of Desire"! "Baptism of Blood"! The child is certainly in heaven. About 30 years ago, on retreat, Bishop Lawrence Graziano OFM, (RIP+) inspired us to pray daily for the baptism of the aborted babies. Each day, at Mass, I pray, "For the souls of the unborn, who have been aborted; by the blood they have shed, may they be baptized in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit."
Deacon John

Anonymous said...

I was taught that if a soul dies before baptism that soul cannot go to heaven, instead they will be in Limbo. Is this right or wrong?

Orthfully Catholic said...

Anon

Limbo for unbaptised babies was always left to the discretion of the individual believer, ie, the Church had never formally defined it. However, the International Theological Commission recently published a document doing away with Limbo completely.

Anonymous said...

I know it's hard to imagine all those innocent souls not in heaven but isn't doing away with Limbo just another one of those liberalisations eroding the Church? How does the Church define Limbo? maybe I missunderstood it in my youth.