I attended a requiem mass some months back, but I would like to know what you think of something that happened in the mass. The priest who led the mass here in Kampala, seemed hell bent on pleasing the family of the deceased. The deceased had been cohabiting with his fiance and they had a child. The priest who was personally known to the deceased, told the congregation during his homily that the deceased had done nothing wrong to cohabit and Church ministers who denied him communion before his death were making the Catholic Church a rigid institution which was sending away people from the church. Apparently other Church ministers wanted the deceased to first get married in Church before they could administer holy communion to him. He didn't do it and died while still in this state. I don't want to judge him but these are the simple facts.
A certain cabinet minister here in Uganda who is Catholic and always sits in "reserved seats for VIPs" at Church functions also picked on from here. During his eulogy, he claimed the Church is rigid and needs to soften up before people run out of it. He claimed that since a sinner says; "Lord Iam not worth to recieve you, but only say the word and I shall be healed" shortly before communion, we should trust in God's mercy and not put obstacles to God's mercy. I was disturbed by this and wonder what you think of these two people of high standing in our local community. Pardon my english if there are any mistakes.