She was one of the three secretaries of Père Joseph Gelineau, SJ, becoming his PA for many years and also accompanying him on many foreign trips as his interpreter.
Archive for category Funerals/Burial
Whatever the motivation that led Cardinal Müller and the CDF to issue the Instruction on creamation, it changes nothing for us in North America.
The pain of purgatory, then, is not the pain of divine punishment and wrath, but the pain of growth and transformation, the pain of breaking out of the old self into the new.
This new document explicitly seeks to clarify and reinforce existing canonical and liturgical (ritual) norms already in force. But the Congregation notes that in many regions cremation is markedly increasing, making a reiteration of the norms and their theological bases advisable.
In the “denial of death” culture in which we live, it was startling to see. To me as a Catholic, however, it makes perfect sense.
A noted scholar and teacher, Fr. Philibert was a senior fellow at the Aquinas Institute in St. Louis at the time of his death.
In case you are as frustrated as I am with the glib reporting of “last rites” being administered to Antonin Scalia many hours after his death, or you have your friends asking you about this, here is a quick map from Paul Turner’s website, of the complications surrounding the “last rites”: http://paulturner.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/death.htm Send to Kindle
One of the saints of the Liturgical Movement in the Lutheran tradition died last Monday.