- Jan 24, 2020
Lullabies have been sung by parents to their children for time immemorial.
Dominican friars around the world celebrated a unique tradition last week: they offered Masses for their deceased parents and for all deceased parents of friars.
A High Court judge in the U.K. has approved a hospice plan for Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old infant whose case has triggered wide debate over euthanasia and the competing rights of parents and the state in making care decisions. A judge said Thursday the child will ‘inevitably’ die after an unspecified period at the hospice.
After a dispute between the parents of an 8-month-old baby in the United Kingdom fighting a rare disease and the hospital caring for the child, a High Court judge has ruled in favor of the hospital that life support may be withdrawn, against the wishes of the parents who wanted to bring their child to the United States for an experimental treatment.
Father Mark Ivany, director of spiritual formation at a seminary Washington, said it makes a big difference when seminarians feel their parents’ support. But he also says “the Lord is never outdone,” so a call can still be followed without a parent’s enthusiasm, but it might be more of a challenge.