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By a teenager, a priest buried suicide and basically called our son a sinner, says mom

<img alt = "Maison Hullibarger was a straight A student and a novice at the University of Toledo," said his family. ] But when the priest began to speak at the 8th of December the funeral: "Not a word from his mouth was about what we asked and what we were talking about," said Jeff. "It was unprofessional and unacceptable." LaCuesta had not responded to CNN's request for comment on Sunday. But the Isbiscos of Detroit apologized to the Hullibarger family. "We understand that an unbearable situation was made even more difficult, and we are sad," said the archeologist in a statement. It said that the priest will not preach at burial in the foreseeable future, and "he will get all other homilians reviewed by a priest master." "In addition, he has agreed to continue the assistance he needs to become a more efficient minister in these difficult situations," said the Arche Assistant. "This help will involve the help of professionals – at human, spiritual and pastoral levels – to investigate how and why he failed to effectively cope with the sorrow of the family in crisis." What Priest Said According to a copy of the homily, LaCuesta said, "God can forgive one's own life. In fact, God is waiting for us with mercy, with ever open arms … Yes, on Because of His mercy, God can forgive suicide and heal what has been broken. " But he also said," We must not call what is bad, what is wrong.…

<img alt = “Maison Hullibarger was a straight A student and a novice at the University of Toledo,” said his family. ] But when the priest began to speak at the 8th of December the funeral: “Not a word from his mouth was about what we asked and what we were talking about,” said Jeff. “It was unprofessional and unacceptable.”

LaCuesta had not responded to CNN’s request for comment on Sunday. But the Isbiscos of Detroit apologized to the Hullibarger family.

“We understand that an unbearable situation was made even more difficult, and we are sad,” said the archeologist in a statement.

It said that the priest will not preach at burial in the foreseeable future, and “he will get all other homilians reviewed by a priest master.”

“In addition, he has agreed to continue the assistance he needs to become a more efficient minister in these difficult situations,” said the Arche Assistant.

“This help will involve the help of professionals – at human, spiritual and pastoral levels – to investigate how and why he failed to effectively cope with the sorrow of the family in crisis.”

What Priest Said

According to a copy of the homily, LaCuesta said, “God can forgive one’s own life. In fact, God is waiting for us with mercy, with ever open arms … Yes, on Because of His mercy, God can forgive suicide and heal what has been broken. “

But he also said,” We must not call what is bad, what is wrong. Because we are Christians we must say What we know is the truth – taking your own life is against God who made us and against all who love us. Our lives are not our own. They are not our things to do as we please. God gave us life and we shall be good administrator of the gift as long as God allows. “

The priest also spoke of the consequences of suicide.

“The end of the suicide makes this worse,” LaCuesta said. “Now you have to work through this pain of yourself or with those who are close to you now, which will have to lean on you, even if you lean on them.”

Maison’s mother said she did not think the priest would give a homily so drastically different than the family discussed.

“He basically called our son a sinner in front of all,” says Linda Hullibarger. “We had no idea he would do this… We have been lifelong members of the church.”

Archdiocese said that LaCuesta tried to offer a message of trust in salvation.

“We acknowledge, however, that the family wanted a homily based on how their loved one lived, not one who spoke of how he went away” the bishop said.

“We also know that the family was hurt further by the father’s choice to share the Church’s teaching of suicide, when the emphasis should have placed more on God’s proximity to those who mourn.”

“He was just an incredible son”

After LaCuesta’s homily, the priest would put the floor over to the parents to deliver their comments, said Jeff Hullibarger.

But the priest did not let the parents speak. Instead, “he continued that the funeral was terminated, and the music began,” said Linda Hullibarger. “We had to quit the funeral director because everyone just stood up.”

The funeral director stopped the music and the parents could honor his son as they wanted him to remember.

“We would like to celebrate life in Maison today,” said the parents. “He has had a big impact on many people’s lives. Passionate and perceived, that’s what we loved about him.”

“Our family’s message to you today: Be kind to each other. Come to those you care about. Show sincerity in your actions. And love forever unconditionally.”

The public now takes these messages to their hearts – and acts on them.

Hullibargers GoFundMe page, formed before the funeral, listed a $ 10,000 target to help pay

On Sunday afternoon, donors had contributed more than 20,000 dollars.

Hullibargers said they are grateful for support. But they said their reason to speak is that they want LaCuesta to be fired, so no other family will suffer the way they did.

“We are going to have a meeting with the Archbishop,” said Jeff Hullibarger. “We are trying to put it up now. It can be difficult, but I think it’s something my wife and I have to do.”

“We just do not know that the consequences are where they need to be right now. We asked him [the archbishop] to take away the priest from the priesthood. We wonder how they think to send him to classroom-how it will teach him empathy and having discretion. How do you learn that? “

They also want to make sure that the funeral do not overlook the joy that Maison took with her loved ones.

“Maison is a good person. He is a very caring person,” his mother said. “We had many students come to us and told how in his time of need he was there for them. just an incredible son. “

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