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He desired that a Priest of the Society of Pius X would say a Requiem in his parish church. Had he been protestant, he would have had no problem.

[Kreuz.net] In the middle of July François died in the village of Troistorrents in the southwest of Switzerland.

Troistorrents is a 4000-soul community in the extreme west of the southwest Swiss Canton of Wallis.

The deceased had lived his entire life in the village. He was an adherent of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X.

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2010...e-for.html
Sad when rational traditionalists like the SSPX are shunned like schismatic heretics, while if one were an adherent of an actually schismatic heretical sect (insert any protestant sect here), one would be welcomed into most Catholic Churches.

Nope, no crisis in the Church, none at all.
The schismatic heretics are the NO religion.

Yep
So why not hold the Requiem Mass wherever the SSPX Masses are normally held? Why the need to request an NO church?
(07-30-2010, 03:48 PM)Avus Wrote: [ -> ]So why not hold the Requiem Mass wherever the SSPX Masses are normally held? Why the need to request an NO church?

Because it was the Parish he's belonged to his entire life.  It was where he's received all of the sacraments.  Perhaps you don't know what parish you received the sacraments in, or perhaps the parish you received those in no longer stands.

Unfortunately for him and his family, and presumeably his other relative, the parish priest, they will have to travel over 40 kilometers away to bury him.

Pretty sad.
In this diocese (or anywhere really) can Catholics usually request a priest not of that parish to come to the parish to offer a funeral Mass intead of the parish priest there? What if that priest is considered suspended a divinis by the Pope or bishop or the Pope says that priest exercises no legimate ministry in the Church? Also, since it's in the title, can a Catholic have a non-Catholic priest or minister come and offer liturgy or a service in his parish for his funeral instead of a Catholic priest?

I'm assuming yes, but with some sort of explicit permission, for the first and no for the other two, but I could be wrong.
(07-30-2010, 04:15 PM)SaintSebastian Wrote: [ -> ]In this diocese (or anywhere really) can Catholics usually request a priest not of that parish to come to the parish to offer a funeral Mass intead of the parish priest there? What if that priest is considered suspended a divinis by the Pope or bishop or the Pope says that priest exercises no legimate ministry in the Church? Also, since it's in the title, can a Catholic have a non-Catholic priest or minister come and offer liturgy or a service in his parish for his funeral instead of a Catholic priest?

I'm assuming yes, but with some sort of explicit permission, for the first and no for the other two, but I could be wrong.

True enough, but considering the lifting of the excommunications and statements by Ecclesia Dei and ++Hoyos himself, you'd think they would cut him some slack and look the other way out of the goodness of their hearts, but this story is about the vindictiveness of old liberal Bishops and their lackies.
(07-30-2010, 04:25 PM)Augstine Baker Wrote: [ -> ]True enough, but considering the lifting of the excommunications and statements by Ecclesia Dei and ++Hoyos himself, you'd think they would cut him some slack and look the other way out of the goodness of their hearts, but this story is about the vindictiveness of old liberal Bishops and their lackies.

Amen to the vindictiveness; you can't bring up the SSPX to many modern Catholics without them freaking out and constantly pointing to the Econe consecrations, which were the one and sole act where any possible disobedience could be found. They don't want to acknowledge that since the pope lifted the excommunications that bringing them up is beating a dead horse, or that the SSPX has done much good for the Church by being the first to openly defend and prefer traditional practices and attitudes in a world which sorely needs them.
Old church buildings, new religion. It's quite simple.
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