From a reader:
I am the chief sacristan in my home parish in a large Hispanic community last Sunday all souls day many parishioners came after mass to ask we did not have a false catafalque and recite the prayers of committal like an ordinary funeral mass.
I was always under the impression this practice was suppressed after the Vatican II reforms.
Is there any official prohibition of this practice?
Apparently this is widely done in Mexico and Latin America, in which the committal prayer of the Novus Ordo take the place of the traditional absolution in the extraordinary Rite.
Frankly, I don’t know if it was forbidden for the Novus Ordo. I suspect not, but I may be wrong.
Let’s get you readers on this question.
Otherwise… just use the old Mass and remove the problem!