Was cruising around st. blogs this afternoon and read this in the comment box of the Pertinacious Papist:
How true. We all need to die well. Also, funerals are a chance to reach many lapsed Catholics.
I think funerals are the big battleground for the faith - after all, this is what we teach the faith for.
I think I will leave instructions for the priest who is preaching at my funeral that he better not come out with: "He's in Heaven now" (cause I probably won't be) . Preach a homily on purgatory and offering Masses for the dead. Preach the 4 last things.