What happens to Catholics who


#1

commit suicide? I know it is a sin but do they have a regular funeral mass? Are they not permitted to have funeral masses?


#2

Fr. Vincent Serpa addressed this once:

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=147190

Those having suicidal thoughts, though, should seek help, from their priests and medical professionals. God decides when our lives are over, not us.


#3

[quote="StudentMI, post:2, topic:329212"]
Fr. Vincent Serpa addressed this once:

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=147190

Those having suicidal thoughts, though, should seek help, from their priests and medical professionals. God decides when our lives are over, not us.

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Yes I know I just wasnt sure if they were afforded funeral masses or not.


#4

[quote="Serenity412, post:3, topic:329212"]
Yes I know I just wasnt sure if they were afforded funeral masses or not.

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To be clear, you're not considering suicide?


#5

[quote="devoutchristian, post:4, topic:329212"]
To be clear, you're not considering suicide?

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No I was just curious. I know the viewpoints on mental illness and whatnot have changed over the years.


#6

It seems that they may have a funeral Mass. I went to one for someone who did commit this act after he murdered his wife.

“O saving Victim, open wide the gate of heaven to us below…” Hymn, O Salutaris Hostia


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