Saturday, August 29, 2009

In Case You Were Wondering About Pope Barry The Worst
When exactly does he become SuperPope of Amerika?

Interesting reading from the Archdiocese of Boston; (Comments mine)

Presiding at the Funeral Liturgy
Funeral Policy

Presiding at the Funeral Liturgy
1. Only a bishop, priest or deacon is allowed to preach the homily at the funeral liturgy.
(or the SuperPope?)

2. A eulogy is not appropriate where a homily is prescribed (OCF #27), although examples from the person's life may be used in the homily. The literary genre of eulogy is not a homiletic form. Rather, the homily is to "illumine the mystery of Christian death in the light of the Risen Christ." (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1687) as proclaimed in the readings. (Oh, but a eulogy WILL be given, even though "inappropriate" as the Archdiocese of Boston themselves admit. But inappropriateness never stopped the Archdiocese of Boston. Just look at the millions and millions of dollars paid out to protect rapists in Roman Collars.)

3. Excellence in preaching is of critical importance to the evangelizing task of the Church, especially at a moment when the faithful who live apart from the regular life of the Church may yearn for a message of faith and Christian hope. (Excellence and Ted Kennedy aren't words that go together. Then The Zero is thrown into the mix? Let the coronation begin.)

4. In the Archdiocese of Boston, one speaker chosen by the family may offer not more than a five-minute remembrance of the deceased at the Funeral Liturgy before the final commendation. The remarks are to be simple, brief, and prepared. Care must be taken to follow this. Some priests have found it helpful to see the text beforehand. Within the context of a liturgy, the tone should remain one of faith and hope. (Time it... I dares ya. Just the ass-kissing alone as The Obamessiah floats his way to center stage will take more than 5 minutes. Anyone care to make a wager?)

5. Other occasions might offer opportunities for individuals to share remembrances of the deceased. (Yet another glowing example of a Novus Ordo loophole big enough to drive Ted Kennedy's coffin through. But this will be the moment that he becomes the SuperPope of all the Americkas, as well as the spiritual advisor of Chris Matthews & Friends. )


Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

And then the successors of Judas Iscariot cry alligator tears over the number of people who (misled by their bishops) abandon the Church or change their mind about every joining it.

What ever happened to the sins of scandal or giving bad example? Oh yeah, in the Novus Ordo churches there is no sin.

11:43 AM  

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