Recently I was at a funeral. The deceased married a Catholic but never converted. I would say 90% of the of people were Catholic and there was a protestant pastor. At the end he told us he would pray for our conversion. Has anyone heard of this before? The immediate family, children, spouse MIL ect. are all Catholic. Really is a funeral a place to do this? If it was your funeral would you want that last effort made to convert people to your beliefs?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:18 PM on Jun. 7, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by thehairnazi at 8:05 PM on Jun. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:19 PM on Jun. 7, 2009
Answer by JCRestoredme at 6:21 PM on Jun. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:21 PM on Jun. 7, 2009
If it was the wish of the deceased I think it's fine, but that doesn't seem to be the case here. If it were my family I'd be upset.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 6:24 PM on Jun. 7, 2009
Answer by Collinsky at 6:26 PM on Jun. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Jun. 7, 2009
While I do think it is inappropriate given the circumstances I wouldn't be too worry if it were me. I simply wouldn't pray...people can pray from all the conversion they want, if others are strong in their faith prayers from strangers are not going to change that.
Answer by anetrnlov at 6:29 PM on Jun. 7, 2009
Answer by JCRestoredme at 6:30 PM on Jun. 7, 2009
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 6:31 PM on Jun. 7, 2009