The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, says in §11: “But in order that the liturgy may be able to produce its full effects, it is necessary that the faithful come to it with proper dispositions, that their minds should be attuned to their voices, and that they should cooperate with divine grace lest [...]
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Bishop Morlino of Madison, WI instructed his priests at a funeral this morning to wear purple or black vestments for funerals.
The hope of resurrection, and faith in God’s promises, were sustaining notes throughout the celebration.
St. Anne’s (Anglican) Cathedral in Belfast, Ireland, marks the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic by commissioning a funeral pall.
Masses for the dead seem to have developed a few distinctive features that, at least in the States, seem almost universal, without any diktats from on high.
Out of the earthly church, with its glory of concrete and flesh, into a larger church whose glory is yet unknown. I am called to be a life-giving spirit, but what I know is death and failure.
Bruce Feiler in the New York Times: “Old customs of mourning no longer apply, but new ones have yet to materialize.”
It is time to consider what awaits us if the other rites of the Church receive the same treatment as the Missal.
From the BBC: New body ‘liquefaction’ unit unveiled in Florida funeral home.
Homily by Fr. James Walsh, SJ.
Eulogy by Paul Covino.
Holy Trinity Church on June 4, 2011.