Official portrait of Bishop Stephen Parkes, Diocese of Savannah
Thursday, December 21, 2017
CARDINAL LAW'S REQUIEM AT ST. PETER'S SHOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR POPE FRANCIS TO INFORM ILL FORMED CATHOLICS AND THE REST OF THE WORLD THAT CATHOLIC REQUIEMS ARE NOT CELEBRATIONS OF LIFE WITH HAPPY CLAPPY MUSIC, EULOGIES THAT CANONIZE THE SINNER BEING BURIED OR AN ENDORSEMENT OF THE LIFESTYLE THAT THE SINNER LED OR THE SCANDALS THEY CAUSED, BUT A PRAYER FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF THE SINNER
When Catholics corrupt the true meaning of Requiem Masses which is the Church's prayer for the repose of the soul of the sinner and the commendation of their soul to God's mercy at their particular judgement and thus make the Mass not a Requiem but "The Mass of the Resurrection" or worse yet, "The Mass of the Celebration of the life of the Saint" then you get this kind of reaction!
I hope the Holy Father will seize upon this nonsense and set the Church and the world straight on what a Requiem Mass actually is:
Outrage over Pope's role in cardinal's funeral
CNN3 hours ago
The Vatican added that the occasion was a funeral, not a
tribunal, and that it was not a judgment on Law's life. The pope will
give a commendation for the cardinal to be judged by God, officials
said. But critics have questioned why the Pope, who has previously
broken with protocol when it suited him, has not chosen to do so in this
case. Francis also made no mention of the sex-abuse scandal in a
telegram he sent to Sodano marking the 86-year-old cardinal's death.
'Gates of hell wide open' Alexa MacPherson, a native of the Boston area
who says she is a survivor of sexual abuse by a priest, responded
angrily Wednesday. "With his passing, I say I hope the gates of hell are
open wide to welcome ...