Monday, November 3, 2014
SHOULD BRITTANY MAYNARD BE DENIED A REQUIEM MASS OR SIMPLY GIVEN A CELEBRATION OF LIFE?
I don't know if Brittany Maynard was a Catholic or not. I don't think so, but don't know. She is the young woman who decided to take her own life through assisted suicide in Oregon. She did so on All Souls Day.
If she was a Catholic and lets say her parents were practicing Catholics, should she be allowed to have a Requiem Mass or a Celebration of Life?
If she was a Catholic, wouldn't she be most in need of a Requiem to pray for her immortal soul or is her death just too ideological for her to have a Catholic funeral, whether a graveside, Funeral Liturgy outside of Mass or something else, like a Celebration of Life?
Just wondering, since the Church is moving in a more pastoral way to those injured and killed on the battlefield of life. The Church is a Field Hospital and must dispose of the dead and care for the living.