Thursday, October 27, 2016

GRIEF AND FUNERAL RITES AND WHO DOES WHAT AND FOR WHAT REASON

Good points Dialogue!

"How does someone who does not live by the the Word of God stand up and proclaim that very Word to a congregation? Where is the integrity in such a practical lie?

How does someone who does not believe in the Sacrifice of Christ present to a priest the congregation's sacrifice, which becomes that of Christ? Where is the integrity in such a practical lie?

How does someone who does not believe in Baptism or Christian resurrection present the mortal garb of baptismal resurrection for use on a coffin? Where is the integrity in such a practical lie?

We must console mourning non-believers, but we shouldn't make liars out of them"

2 comments:

Dialogue said...

Someone should comment on this excellent post, one of Father McDonald's very best!

Fr. Michael J. Kavanaugh said...

Someone should, indeed.......!