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Eulogies banned

Roman Catholics in Ottawa, Ontario, are no longer permitted to deliver eulogies during funeral masses, decreed Terrence Prendergast, the local archbishop, reminding the faithful that they gather “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. Priests are to encourage members to instead speak publicly about loved ones at funeral homes or in a parish hall.


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Robert Buntrock

Robert Buntrock

Posted at 11:24 am (U.S. Eastern) 3/30/2014

Apparently some Catholics have no concept or acceptance of memorial and funeral services as Celebrations of Life, far more comforting to those left behind, friends and family.  Their loss.

Note: Robert Buntrock edited this post at 11:25 am on 3/30/2014.



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