The power of a Requiem Mass as a sendoff for the souls of those who have departed this life is inestimable. One priest in the diocese of Trier, Germany had come to understand this, and thus placed a request for a Requiem Funeral Mass in his will – a request that was guaranteed in writing by a fellow priest.
But when he died, the Mass was forbidden by Bishop Stephen Ackerman. Ackerman is one of the very same bishops who likes to speak about “mercy” – but only when it involves those living in grave sexual sin, not those who desire something as noble as an authentic Catholic funeral.
Enough is enough.
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Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have seven children.