Monday, January 21, 2008

From empty tombs to empty caskets

Patrick at CMR blogs about a certain Father McCartney that seems to have the courage to stand up to the secular world. In his page in the bulletin, he reminds his parishioners of the importance of practicing their faith. And how some children are denying their Catholic parents the right to a Catholic Funeral Mass. So he won't do a short sterilized "prayer service" at the funeral parlor. If they want a "prayer" for their beloved deceased, they will have to do it at the church.
Let the non-practicing family sit in God’s house, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, and stare into the darkness of their own unbelief. If I am the one to throw some Catholic sand in the secular eye, I am only too happy to oblige.
Read the whole letter, it is well worth the time.

Funny how many used to rail against the Church because their deceased couldn't have a funeral Mass (for non-Catholics, suicides...). Now they exclude themselves. How sad.

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