I am surprised to see that two cardinals (Seana O'Malley and Donna Wuerl) attended Nellie Gray's Requiem Mass last Friday, Aug. 24th, at St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Washington, D.C. Below is a link to the slideshow showing the two cardinals in attendance:
For those who are familiar with the situation in the Archdiocese of Boston, there are only a handfull of parishes who offer the Traditional Latin Mass, and only one that offers it daily (the one I attend).
In the neighboring Diocese of Worcester, there are only two at diocesan parishes and the Saint Benedict Center in Still River.
I'm not sure how many are in D.C., but there aren't many, I don't think.
But in any case, I am glad to see that a prominent woman in the pro-life movement had a priest pray for the repose of her soul.
In Boston, if someone dies, everyone thinks that you automatically go to heaven. Every Novus Ordo funeral service (for the most part) has a eulogy. A relative does a reading. An old lady gives out the cookie. "On Eagles Wings" is played instead of "Dies Irae." And to make matters worse, most people get creamated. Even a Novus Ordo presbyter who died recently in Worcester was creamated!
Catholics do not get creamated.
Catholics do not have eulogies delivered on their behalf.
Catholics get Requiem Masses said for the repose of their souls.