reply to post by adjensen
but the church does not teach that suicides "automatically go to Hell" (probably a very strong consolation to those who grieve the loss of a
friend of relative under such circumstances.)
About 20 years ago a friend of mine committed suicide, leaving behind an 11-yr old son and his father, but preceded by a daughter who had died in a
tragic accident at age 5, many years before. The son knew he was the "replacement" child; my friend was on meds and in therapy, but then with NO
WARNING or support-seeking, she was gone.
She was a Catholic, and there was a funeral and burial.
Prior to that, I was under the impression that suicided Catholics were not given funerals, and could not be buried in "consecrated" Catholic
cemeteries. Is that still the case? She was buried in the cemetery across the street from the church, but it is not (to my knowledge) a Catholic
Interesting how things evolve in doctrine.
Also, your extext mentions "we still preach hell", but in Bill Maher's film Religulous
he interviews a Senior Priest at the Vatican, who says,
and other revealing things:
Can you shed some light on where the public has not kept up? Or how the public has influenced the RCC?
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