Raging Priest Throws Devastated Black Family Out Of Funeral, Calls Police Immediately

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Some places should still be sacred, and no place should be more sacred than a funeral. For all the ridicule and backlash over white people calling the police on black folks for ridiculous reasons, it seems too many still haven’t learned.

When the family of Agnes Hicks, who passed away at 54 years old, gathered to mourn their loved one, no one could have expected how the funeral would end. Two mourners moved to embrace one another in sympathy and bumped a “sacred chalice” that apparently meant more to the priest officiating the funeral ceremony than the grieving family.

The chalice broke, prompting Pastor Michael Briese to begin railing from the pulpit and forcing the family out of the Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Charlotte Hall, where Hicks had been baptized and wanted her funeral to be held.

One family member, Hicks’ daughter Shanice Chisely. described the incident, caught on cellphone cameras, to local Fox 5 News.

‘He literally got on the mic and said, “there will be no funeral, there will be no mass, no repass, everyone get the hell out of my church.” He disrespected our family, he disrespected my mother. He called my mother “a thing.” He said, “get this thing out of my church! Everyone get the hell out of my church!” It was very sad. I’ve never seen anything like that before.’

Adding insult to injury, the family was met by police when they exited the church. Police determined they had done nothing wrong.

The archdiocese has apologized for the incident, but how does one give a family back their time to mourn?

H/T: RawStory

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