Everyone in St. Louis is aware of the unbelievably awful news of the brutal death of 13-month old toddler Tyler Dasher, whose own mother has been charged with his murder.

About the only good news, and it is apparently the best news, about this sad event I just read when I checked out STLToday for his funeral arrangements.  

He will have a funeral Mass at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Affton at 10:30am Monday.  It gives me hope that he is Catholic and was baptized.  I don’t wish this post to devolve into a discussion about God’s mercy to the unbaptized and all of that.  Regardless, if he was baptized then he is in heaven as sure as you are reading this, and that is joyous news.  May he pray for us all.