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Archbishop decrees an end to eulogies at Ottawa-area Catholic funerals | National Post

Arguing that a Catholic funeral is no place to offer “high praise” to the deceased, the Archdiocese of Ottawa has decreed an end to the longstanding practice of allowing eulogies at Ottawa-area Catholic funerals.

“Contrary to popular belief,” reads a February church decree, “eulogies or words of remembrance are not an official part of Catholic funeral rites.

“In the Christian funeral, we gather not to praise the deceased, but to pray for them.” Read More: Archbishop decrees an end to eulogies at Ottawa-area Catholic funerals | National Post