04Dec Funerals of priests who are out of ministry

Tin Hazelwood writes on the sensitive topic of how the funerals of priests who died while 'out of ministry' should be conducted.
"While some regulation may be necessary, it needs to be considerably more nuanced than the present protocols....... Mindful as we are of the difficult situation of those who have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of priests, we believe that in the interest of justice and mercy there are questions that need to be answered."

04Dec 04 December. Tuesday of Advent, Week 1

1st Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10

The Messiah will bring harmony and justice on earth

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on … Read the rest