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Old 15-12-2018, 09:42 PM #1
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Parents of a teenage boy who took his own life have complained after their Catholic priest criticised him at the funeral for killing himself.

Father Don LaCuesta in the service questioned whether Maison Hullibarger, 18, would enter heaven, horrifying his parents and family.

The Archdiocese of Detroit have relieved Father LaCuesta from funeral duties, but the family want him fired.

Catholicism has traditionally taught that suicide is an unforgiveable sin.

Only recently has the church said that extreme psychological stress could mean forgiveness for those who take their own lives.

Maison, from Temperance, Michigan, took his own life on 4 December.

His parents Jeff and Linda Hullibarger sought the help of their priest, Father LaCuesta, before the funeral.

"We wanted him to celebrate how Maison lived, not how he died," Ms Hullibarger told the Detroit Free Press.

But the priest used the service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic church to attack their child.

"He was up there condemning our son, pretty much calling him a sinner," Mr Hullibarger said. "He wondered if he had repented enough to make it to heaven. He said 'suicide' upwards of six times."

The appearance at the funeral against their wishes of their son's football coach, who reportedly bullied Maison and his brothers, added to their pain.

A statement released by the Archdiocese of Detroit said Father LaCuesta would not preach at funerals "for the foreseeable future" and apologised for what happened, but the family want him removed from his post to stop him upsetting others.

"We're afraid that, like the Catholic Church does, they'll send him off and he'll do it to somebody else," Mr Hullibarger said.

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I think this is totally disgraceful.
It is hurtful,offensive and absolutely wrong.
This man ought not to be a Priest.
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Ehhh in two minds about this. Obviously completely inappropriate at a funeral and traumatising for the family.

On the other hand, if you choose to follow a religion you kind of have to accept the utter ****ing drivel that comes along with that and if your chosen cult happens to say that suicide will keep you out of rainbow unicorn land, or that leprechauns will steal your first born if you eat bread on the third cloudy night of September, then I guess you can't be surprised when the preachers of that cult start saying it at funerals.

That said, I've been lead to believe that all sins are OK so long as you say sorry to Baby Jesus at the gates? So can you not kill yourself and then say "Sorry fella. My bad." and then you just get in anyway?
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I think this is totally disgraceful.
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oh its the disgusting Catholics..

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