Posted: Aug 13, 2013 6:55 pm
by Michael66
I think the Bishop probably misses the point that funerals are, in a significant part, for those left behind - and an eulogy, or at least something about the person whose funeral it is, is part of the grieving and moving-on process. I wouldn't be surprised if he's just quietly ignored by most priests. But it's also worth remembering that there is usually more to a funeral than the mass - the Irish have a fine tradition of a good wake, and that's probably where lengthy eulogies and reminiscences belong, with the mass containing just a short amount of background on the person.