Thursday, October 17, 2013


The world is in shock over a Catholic funeral Mass for a murderer who himself fought for and advocated mass murder.

The shocking details are here:

In a recent development, Church authorities stated:

Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, secretary of Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals, told Rome’s Corriere della Sera newspaper Oct. 16 that the church would never prohibit prayers for someone, but canon law does allow a bishop to deny a public funeral to a “manifest sinner” when it would scandalize the faithful.

In this case, he said, “the crime was public and notorious, the lack of conversion was public and notorious, and the scandal it would have raised in the Christian community was public and notorious.”
But...that was another case that was being referred to.  
Mary Jo Kopechne and several million dead babies cannot be worried about at this time.


Simeon said...

"For if we sin wilfully after having the knowledge of the truth, there is now left no sacrifice for sins, But a certain dreadful expectation of judgment, and the rage of a fire which shall consume the adversaries. A man making void the law of Moses, dieth without any mercy under two or three witnesses: How much more, do you think he deserveth worse punishments, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath esteemed the blood of the testament unclean, by which he was sanctified, and hath offered an affront to the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said: Vengeance belongeth to me, and I will repay. And again: The Lord shall judge his people.

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."

Dead Ted didn't get away with a thing.

Aged parent said...

Thank you, Simeon, for your comment. The hypocrisy of some in the Church, who would deny a repentant sinner a Christian burial yet give a high-profile celebratory Catholic funeral for people who went to their graves proudly unrepentant, astounds me at times.

Be that sinner an abortionist, a sodomite, a Communist or a Nazi, as long as he made his peace with God before death he deserves a proper funeral Mass. I sincerely hope the Church is not now starting a new program of denying funeral Masses to sinners, or all of us sinners are going to be in trouble.

Anonymous said...

Maybe...when people think of "mercy"...they only think of what should apply to themselves. Maybe they have never mediated upon the words of the "Lord's Prayer" given to us by the Lord Himself.

Anonymous said...

Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls.

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