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ASK FATHER: Funerals for those who commit suicide

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A long time member at our parish committed suicide just the other week. He was heavily involved in the parish and loved by all. They had a funeral Mass said for him. Why are those souls who commit … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Catholic funeral for Freemasons

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Recently there was a huge funeral in our cathedral for a 32nd degree member of the Freemasons. The local TLM community is very upset and crying foul. It’s a mess. Could you offer some insight? I have friends … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Christian funeral, burial for divorced, remarried?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a Catholic who is divorced and remarried without an annulment receive a Catholic Christian burial? Yes! Can. 1184 lists – exhaustively – those Catholics who may be deprived of a Church funeral: Can. 1184 §1. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Could a Catholic terrorist be denied funeral and burial?

From a reader: Father if the Boston bomber was catholic could the church refuse to give him a funeral or burial in catholic cemetary under cannon law? To the first question: Yes, the Church could refuse him a funeral. We … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Joining the Polish National Catholic Church

From a reader: Some relatives told me they were considering joining the Polish National Catholic Church. I see from what you have previously written they have valid sacraments (that’s good) but they don’t seem to be in union with our … Continue reading

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