Bring out your dead
By Leila Marie Lawler (articles ) | Nov 01, 2004
I'm not sure how this article rated inclusion in the front page section of today's New York Times, unless they're doing some sort of liturgical calendar awareness thing. It does feature comments from cwnews.com friend James Hitchcock.
Love how they all (not Jim, natch) miss the point: the funeral Mass is for the living -- to answer that question lurking in the mind of each mourner, whether he admits it or not: "what about me when I die?"
Rating the departed on the salvation scale is a distraction.
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Nov. 02, 2004 4:53 PM ET USA
I think there is a lot of "can-you-top-this" in American Cultural or life events. I think all of these people are trying to escape the solemness of the occassion and instead of grieving and getting over it they want to gloss it over and get on eith there day. This is too wierd.