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The Pope mourns in red...maybe he is the pope
The color red for requiem applies only to the Requiem Mass for a Cardinal or a Pope.The Sacristy of the National Shrine of St. Judas Thaddeus has more than enough Purple and White Vestments for the occasion.Even if the family asks the priests to wear red coz of its significance to the deceased, the priest must adhere to the appropriate liturgical color for the occasion.
Red during funerals in also a taboo in for the Chinese...in fact the Chinese have stricter guidelines when it comes to mourning.
Indeed, we see the liturgical abuse. However, did we at least, pray the Requiem Æternam for the late mother of Kim Chiu? Praying for the dead is a spiritual work of mercy.
REVISION:Upon checking the details that surrounded this activity, here is a revision on my previous comment above.The color red for requiem applies only to the Requiem Mass for a Cardinal or a Pope.The Sacristy of the St. Therese Parish in Lahug, Cebu City, has more than enough Purple and White Vestments for the occasion. I have been there already.Moreover, even if the funeral mass coincides with the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul (29 June 2013), which uses Red as its liturgical color, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (4th Edition) indicates that [310.] Ritual Masses are celebrated in their proper color, in white, or in festive color; Masses for various needs and occasions are celebrated in the color proper to the day or the season or in violet if they bear a penitential character, for example, ritual Masses nos. 23, 28, and 40; votive Masses are celebrated in the color suited to the Mass itself or in the color proper to the day or season. Thus this being a Funeral Mass, the appropriate liturgical colors should have been used.The Priest is also advised by the General Instruction with thus [385.] In the arranging and choosing of the variable parts of the Mass for the Dead, especially the Funeral Mass (for example, orations, readings, and the Universal Prayer), pastoral considerations bearing upon the deceased, the family, and those attending should be kept in mind.Moreover, pastors should take into special account those who are present at a liturgical celebration or who hear the Gospel on the occasion of the funeral and who may be non-Catholics or Catholics who never or hardly ever participate in the Eucharist or who seem even to have lost the faith. For Priests are ministers of Christ’s Gospel for all.