Fr Stephen Smuts

Archbishop Bans Eulogies at Funeral Masses

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Canadian Catholic Archbishop Terrence Prendergast:

Roman Catholics in Ottawa are no longer permitted to deliver eulogies during funeral Masses, the local archbishop has decreed.

The Feb. 2 decree from Archbishop Terrence Prendergast reminds the faithful that Catholics gather at funerals “not to praise the deceased, but to pray for them.”

Contrary to popular belief, eulogies “are not part of the Catholic funeral rites, particularly in the context of a funeral liturgy within Mass,” the decree stated. Many Catholics, it pointed out, do not know this.

Rest here.

 

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Written by Fr Stephen Smuts

February 25, 2014 at 17:40

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  1. Baloney! ;)

    irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert

    February 26, 2014 at 17:36


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