Maybe the post-Vatican II of funerals as canonizations is the reason that one bishop is banning Catholic funerals for homosexuals in same sex marriages. At least that is my opinion.
Prior to the complete perversion of the Catholic Funeral Rites by iconoclastic reformers after Vatican II, everyone knew that at a Requiem Mass, the Church was praying for the happy repose of the soul of the deceased. The rites were very somber, somewhat depressing (it's death after all!) and dirge like.
The Dies Irae is quite striking and strikes fear into the wayward soul, no? Where is this sober anthem in today's modern Funeral Celebration of Life and Canonization?
And black vestments, how appropriate for sinners but not in the modern Funeral Rite's Canonization and Celebration of Life--how off-putting!
In many places everyone wore black, black arm bans and widows wore black for an extended period of time when in public. Mourning was not dismissed, denied or trivialized as it is today and yes, there is no closure.
So I am a bit concerned that having completely thrown in the towel as the Catholic modern Funeral Rites are in actuality a canonization of one's life and a celebration of that lifestyle no matter how opposite from what the Church teaches, that a bishop in the Midwest is saying not to have a celebration of life and canonization for a deceased public sinner in a public same sex "marriage."
If the funeral rites went back to what these should represent, praying for the deceased sinner and not canonizing them in a "celebration of life" Mass, also known as the Mass of the Resurrection, then we should be happy to give notorious public sinners the funeral rites, all of them, of the Church. They need the Church's funeral prayers the most, no? But wear black, chant the somber, sober Propers' chants to include the Dies Irae without any other hymns and allow no eulogies whatsoever and yes, do not canonize or make the homily into a "celebration of life!"
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