Posted: Aug 13, 2013 6:59 pm
by Thomas Eshuis
Michael66 wrote:I think the Bishop probably misses the point that funerals are, in a significant part, for those left behind - and an eulogy is part of the grieving and moving-on process. I wouldn't be surprised if he's just quietly ignored by most priests. Bishops' directives come and go - I don't think they usually have that much influence, at least for very long.

Some Christians and that apparently includes this bishop believe Church ceremonies and practices should focus solely on Christ, God etc. God/Christ is more important than family.