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Priest: Gays shouldn't get funerals

Filed By Ed Team | March 29, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

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"We must have the courage and tact, perhaps first informing the individual, or the families if he has passed, that it's not possible to administer a communion or funeral. We would perhaps pray for his soul, which must be done."

--Bishop Francesco Nole

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This is ridiculous and so sad. This even goes against that crazy notion of love the sinner hate the sin

Maybe I shouldn't comment since I have no interest in the crazy religious gestures, but this is just hateful.

Amazing. The catholic church protects pederasts who I'm sure get catholic last rights and burial when the time comes, but won't bury out gay people. It's sort of like "Don't ask, Don't Tell" Catholic style.

Paige Listerud | March 30, 2010 5:11 PM

And in that spirit, let's all write the RCC and tell them their child-molesting priests should not be allowed funerals. Or the church officials who allow them to serve as priests.

Hate to point out the obvious, but doesn't that leave huge swatches of both the priesthood and the episcopate ineligible for Catholic funerals?

twinkie1cat | March 30, 2010 2:07 PM

This just shows the head-in-sand attitude of the Roman Catholic Church. I wish it would die out and be replaced by----oh, Christianity. I would never want a Catholic funeral in the first place. Catholic services are meaningless and boring. They are so full of ritual there is no meat, nothing real, just some words to say and some motions to make. Sorry, my getting into heaven depends upon my relationship with Jesus Christ, not some annoying priest who can't even preach a decent sermon in a church where people attend because they are obligated to.

I attend church every Sunday unless I am seriously ill. I am a Christian and proud that God came to earth in human for and considers me worthy of a relationship with him. I look forward to attending church. I go because I want to go an be with other Christians, not because I want to get into heaven and think I have to go to church or make certain physical gestures or take communion in order to do so. I have an excellent preacher and a wonderful congregation of loving Christian people. And most of them are gay, lesbian, or transgendered!!! MCCBR.org It's on the web if anyone is interested!