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Would a Catholic priest refuse a funeral due to suicide?

Catholic practice on this issue has evolved since the 1980s. Prior to this: The Catholic Church would not conduct funeral services for persons who killed themselves, and they could not be buried in a ...
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Did Martin Luther express his views on suicide?

It appears that Luther did in fact say something to that effect. In one of his Table Talks, Luther is recorded as saying: I don’t share the opinion that suicides are certainly to be damned. My ...
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Would a Catholic priest refuse a funeral due to suicide?

Every time I read G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy, I stumble over this idea too. That traditionally (whether it was a good idea or not) the person who committed suicide was buried apart from the rest of ...
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Is it possible to repent after death in Catholicism?

Short answer: For the general case, no. Your question asks about both the general case, and an outlier case of suicide. That series of articles in the Catechism addresses in part whether or not the ...
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Does the Catholic Church put the death of Samson in the category of suicide?

St. Thomas Aquinas gives this precise objection in his question on "Whether it is lawful to kill oneself?" (Summa Theologica II-II q. 64 a. 5 arg 4): Samson killed himself, as related in ...
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What is the Roman Catholic point of view regarding spies who commit suicide in order to avoid capture?

What is the Roman Catholic point of view regarding spies who commit suicide in order to avoid capture? According to the Catholic Church suicide constitutes serious matter and is truly offensive before ...
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If the Pope were to commit suicide would he go to hell?

The Pope does not get special treatment in spiritual matters such as Heaven, Hell and Judgement. In other words, if you ask "Would the Pope go to hell if he did this?" the answer will always be the ...
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Has the Anglo-Catholic understanding of suicide changed in the 20th-21st century enough to render Chesterton's comparison with martyrdom irrelevant?

Attitudes to suicide had already changed well before the time of Chesterton. The Christian attitude described by Chesterton was already in the past. This can be seen by his use of the past tense. The ...
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How did Judas die?

While it is true that these verses are of the same event, the question is why this portrayal? The answer explains to so-called contradiction. Judas hung himself (Mt. 27:5). He fell and split with ...
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Do any Christian denominations consider it not sinful to commit suicide in order to donate organs? If so, why?

I'm adressing the following question : If you commit suicide but at the same time donate your organs to save others, is that sinful or not? For the Catholic Church, this is very sinful. Below are ...
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Do any Christian traditions permit suicide to avoid being dishonored (raped)?

Let Case 1 = the suicide for women at the point of being raped and Case 2 = the suicide of a father and his family to avoid seeing the mother/wife and the daughters/sisters raped and dishonored ...
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Has the Anglo-Catholic understanding of suicide changed in the 20th-21st century enough to render Chesterton's comparison with martyrdom irrelevant?

The General Synod of the Church of England announced that suicides could receive Anglican funerals as far back as 2015. Comments made in the linked article seem to reflect the general shift in ...
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Is this a (end of) life hack?

No, if you kill yourself you will go to Hell. 2280 Everyone is responsible for his life before God who has given it to him. It is God who remains the sovereign Master of life. We are obliged to ...
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Would a Catholic priest refuse a funeral due to suicide?

Would a Catholic priest refuse a funeral due to suicide? In our day and age no. But it days gone by a priest would refuse to celebrate the funeral of someone who had committed suicide and the would ...
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Would a Catholic priest refuse a funeral due to suicide?

A real Catholic priest would refuse a funeral due to suicide. The movie accurately portrays the still standing Church law which reflects the eternal truth that people who truly commit suicide commit a ...
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Can You Go To Heaven if You Commit Suicide?

If you are experiencing thoughts of self-harm tell someone...seek professional help ... dial 988 ...and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. He loves you The Spirit, indeed, is willing but the flesh is ...
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Is it possible to repent after death in Catholicism?

Is it possible to repent after death in Catholicism? The short answer seems to be possibly yes immediately after death. There seems to be a pious belief amongst some Catholics that immediately after ...
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How did Judas die?

While I was also searching for an answer to this same question, by the OP, I came across this perspective The only word in the Bible that can even possibly mean that Judas killed himself, “ἀπήγξατο,” ...
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