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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Eternal repose grant unto the soul of Gen. Angelo T. Reyes dear Lord...

Gen. Angelo T. Reyes my have his own human weaknesses, just like all of us he may have erred on his judgments but he also has serve our country. We may not know it but in his own little way he may also have offered his life for our country.

Dear Lord we entrust to you the soul of Gen. Angelo T. Reyes. We do not judge him for we too are to be judged, we too are sinners. ...

Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord,: and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen. ...

Let us remember him in our prayers...


Anonymous said...

He doesn't deserve a catholic burial,he committed corruption and defiled the human body thru suicide,in any cannon law he made a grave offense,I don't think its your jurisdiction to grant him eternal repose

Marino J. Dasmarinas said...

Please double check on the Cannon Law that you've read.

The Holy Bible has this to say on judging others:

Do not judge lest you be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Matthew 7:1-2

But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God. Romans 14:10

Marino J. Dasmarinas said...

To Anonymous:

Please check on this link:


You can also read on the article below by by Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University.

Funeral Masses for a Suicide

ROME, NOV. 15, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Answered by Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University.

Q: What is the current stand of the Church regarding the possibility of funeral Masses "in corpore presente" of persons who are said to have committed suicide? Is it true that there already are mitigating circumstances, like the possibility of irrationality at the moment of taking one's life (even if there was no note), whereby it would be possible to suppose that the person was not in his right mind, and that therefore it is licit to let the funeral entourage to enter a church and a funeral Mass be said? -- E.C.M., Manila, Philippines

A: In earlier times a person who committed suicide would often be denied funeral rites and even burial in a Church cemetery. However, some consideration has always been taken into account of the person's mental state at the time.

In one famous case, when Rudolph, the heir to the throne of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, committed suicide in 1889, the medical bulletin declared evidence of "mental aberrations" so that Pope Leo XIII would grant a religious funeral and burial in the imperial crypt. Other similar concessions were probably quietly made in less sonorous cases.

Canon law no longer specifically mentions suicide as an impediment to funeral rites or religious sepulture.

Canon 1184 mentions only three cases: a notorious apostate, heretic or schismatic; those who requested cremation for motives contrary to the Christian faith; and manifest sinners to whom a Church funeral cannot be granted without causing public scandal to the faithful. These restrictions apply only if there has been no sign of repentance before death.

The local bishop weighs any doubtful cases and in practice a prudent priest should always consult with the bishop before denying a funeral Mass.

A particular case of suicide might enter into the third case -- that of a manifest and unrepentant sinner -- especially if the suicide follows another grave crime such as murder.

In most cases, however, the progress made in the study of the underlying causes of self-destruction shows that the vast majority are consequences of an accumulation of psychological factors that impede making a free and deliberative act of the will.

Thus the general tendency is to see this extreme gesture as almost always resulting from the effects of an imbalanced mental state and, as a consequence, it is no longer forbidden to hold a funeral rite for a person who has committed this gesture although each case must still be studied on its merits.

Finally, it makes little difference, from the viewpoint of liturgical law, whether the body is present or not. If someone is denied a Church funeral, this applies to all public ceremonies although it does not impede the celebration of private Masses for the soul of the deceased.

The same principle applies to funeral Masses of those whose body is unavailable for burial due to loss or destruction. Certainly the rites are different when the body is present or absent, but the Church's public intercession for the deceased is equally manifest in both cases.

junQ.C said...

junQ.C. has left a new comment on your post "Eternal repose grant unto the soul of Gen. Angelo ...":

to anonymous.....

are you a Judge.......kasi daig mo pa ang isang tunay na judge, hinatulan mo agad ang isang tao, samantalang nililitis muna ng isang judge ang isang akusado sa korte bago hatulan...

oo, mali yung ginawa nyang pagpapakamatay.....it is a sin

at ang panghuhusga sa isang tao ay isa rin mortal SIN.......

Anonymous said...

Pls. What r u doing to our belief in the Church. Felt so sad & confused, they r twisting our mind & especially to our young generation. I’m sorry I don’t judge anybody but committing suicide is an act of a devil & I cannot believe the Catholic Church will change the rule for those who ever took their own life. HE gave us life & it’s only Him who can take that away from us no matter how burdened we are. Surrender our self & He will show us the way.

Felt so sad that Ret. Angelo Reyes never show us the truth; the Filipino people & most of all the lower rank in the Armed Forces of the Philippines were put into LIMBO. Angelo Reyes is one of our great man but… Pilipinos are so hungry for the truth. He escaped the reality. I can’t understand why he hid the TRUTH . Is it for his family & close friends? How about us the Filipino people Sana naman huwag konsintihin nang simbahang katoliko ang tungkol sa pagpapakamatay nang mga tao. Lahat nang mga taong nagpapakamatay ay mga wala sa sarili no doubt. Maybe if he is just an ordinary person tiyak walang basbas nang simbahan.

It hurts ang simbahan na mismo ang sumisira nang ating mga paniniwala. Wake up!!!! In my opinion, it will be a disgrace if Ret. Reyes is made as one of our heroes. He is a hero to his family – yes, we can't take that away. We know he loved his family more than anything else. All Filipinos love their families through and through. He is also a hero for those he covered up pero itago man nila lalabas din ang katotohanan. Enjoy lang ninyo ang perang hindi sa inyo,magnakaw lang kayo as long as you want but there will be KARMA waiting for all of you.