No eulogies at funerals?

Why does Fr. Paul not allow eulogies at funeral masses when other pastors do?

The answer is simple, I follow the rules printed in the Order of Christian Funerals, the official liturgical guide in the USA. I cannot speak as to why some priest do not follow the rules. 
Eulogies are not permitted at Catholic funerals as the focus of the liturgy is the life in Christ, the life to come/resurrection.  I have made the mistake of trying to be “pastoral” like some other pastors and such has only created problems.  So, I now obey the rules.

Author: yuengerwv

Retired Catholic Priest

5 thoughts on “No eulogies at funerals?”

    1. You may share. Please remember, while I do my best to be accurate and fair, I do not officially speak for the Catholic Church, but from my experience as a person of faith and a priest and pastor.


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