Monday, September 5, 2005

Rehnquist's Funeral to be at St. Mathew's Cathedral

It'll be a Lutheran service though...

From :

President Bush could have petitioned Congress for a state funeral for Rehnquist, a ceremony that would have allowed the body to lie in state in the Rotunda of the Capitol. Only state funerals include that honor.

Rules of the Roman Catholic Church permit church use for funerals for those who, like Rehnquist, are not Roman Catholics, according to a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Washington. Rehnquist belonged to a Lutheran church and the services will be Lutheran.

Susan Gibbs, the spokeswoman for the archdiocese, said the request to use St. Matthew's came from the Rehnquist family through the court based on its size. The church has seating for about 2,000 in its main section and side chapels.

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  1. In a related piece of news, Cardinal McCarrick has announced that his resignation was not accepted by the Vatican "for the time being". Pity.

    Here is a list of the top ten reasons the Vatican should have accepted his resignation.

    Top ten reasons Pope Dobbs would have accepted Cardinal McCarrick's resignation.

    10) Because priest scandals are bad for ecumenical dialog.

    9) to clear the way for Cardinal Mahoney to be the greatest child of hell in the U.S. hierarchy.

    8) Because it's Tuesday.

    7) Because it's not Tuesday.

    6) The papal nuncio, Archbishop Higuera complained about his table manners.

    5) The Redskins have sucked the entire time he has been Archbishop of Washington.

    4) Hans Kung called him a "wacky, bed-wetting, do-it-yourself-Gospel liberal".

    3) Those goofy new Jefferson nickels.

    2) He has a middle name of Edgar. That might explain why he's not taken seriously as a shepherd of the Church of God.

    The number 1 reason the Vatican should have accepted the resignation of Cardinal McCarrick: He is still Archbishop of Washington.

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