Then there are those who use crass language and vulgar stories about the deceased.
I have bent on this, as I am not a rigid, rigid person, but we have tried mightily not to allow eulogies at funeral Masses but encourage it before or after the Vigil for the Deceased.
But this story takes the cake, fortunately for us Catholics it was a United Methodist funeral, but it could have been us too. It was just up the road a piece in little ole Atlanta:
Bobbi Kristina's Aunt Leolah Brown Thrown Out of Funeral After Outburst
There is family drama inside Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral on Saturday.
Leolah Brown, Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, was thrown out of the memorial service after she interrupted Pat Houston as she was getting ready to speak, causing a stir inside St. James United Methodist Church, ET has learned.
Filmmaker Tyler Perry, a friend of the family, had Leolah removed.
Afterward an angry Leolah spoke to press, including ET, outside the church in Alpharetta, Georgia, saying that the late Whitney Houston was going to “haunt” Pat, who is Whitney’s sister-in-law, from her grave and spoke of the anger she had toward Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend Nick Gordon.
"Whitney will haunt Pat Houston from the grave. She will haunt her. Pat, it's not over. It has just begun. It has just begun," Leolah, Bobby Brown's sister, told press, including ET. "I have information, I have evidence, I have knowledge of who Pat really is -- she is not any relation whatsoever to Krissi -- she's not even a Houston. She's just being the phony person that she is."
My final comment: In my former parish (I was not present for the funeral, a parochial vicar was) for a person who was murdered, a fight broke out during the Mass because it was believed that a family member present for the funeral caused the murder. Unsavory no?
It makes me want to wear Kevlar under my vestments.
I hope they sang at the funeral "They'll know we are Christians by our love!"
Usually, though, they know we are Christians by our sins and hypocrisy!