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Comment #1473881 by Ann Mahon

Ann Mahon Aug 12th 2013, 10:28 AM #

At my sons funeral I had to speak . He was an inspiration to anybody that knew him . No Priest would have stopped me talking about his brave battle .

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Poll: Should families be banned from giving eulogies at funeral masses?

Poll: Should families be banned from giving eulogies at funeral masses?

A directive from the Bishop of Meath says that eulogies from family members or friends should not take place in the Church.

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    Favourite A P O'BEACHAIN
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    Aug 12th 2013, 5:55 PM

    Sad you lost him. There are very many options to share your feelings and memories. Here in the USA we have Support Groups for every possible hurt many hosted by RC hospitals. The old custom of a Month’s Mind is a wonderful opportunity to share feelings and memories in light of that space. Jews people bury right away and have the shiva later,

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    Favourite SlyLad
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    Aug 12th 2013, 5:56 PM

    Is there anything to be said for another mass

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    Favourite Bryan McCoy
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    Aug 12th 2013, 11:55 PM

    Well done! it takes bravery and real love to do what you did. Marking the passing of your son was important and I bet you are glad you did it no matter what a bishop may say.

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    Favourite Ann Mahon
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    Aug 13th 2013, 8:22 AM

    Thanks .

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    Favourite PJ Walsh
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    Aug 14th 2013, 1:10 PM

    That’s sour grapes because they never get a eulogy themselves.

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    Favourite Kevin Whyte
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    Aug 17th 2013, 7:58 AM

    If a family wish to have masses said for their loved ones it is none of you business

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    Favourite Anne Turner
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    Aug 17th 2013, 11:16 AM

    Totally agree and empathise Ann, I did the same 18 months ago and like you nobody was going to stop me publicly saying just how proud I was to have spent and shared 23 years with a great son and the bravest young man when faced with terminal illness only 6 months previous.

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