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Catholic Church bans footy theme songs at funerals | News.com.au

Cover of "Highway to Hell"

Cover of Highway to Hell

FOOTY club songs and popular music have been banned from Catholic funerals under strict guidelines sent to priests and funeral directors. The guidelines for Catholic funerals, sent by Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart, also declare that a funeral should not be a “celebration” of the deceased’s life.”Secular items are never to be sung or played at a Catholic funeral, such as romantic ballads, pop or rock music, political songs, football club songs,” the guidelines say.But outspoken Catholic priest Father Bob Maguire pictured described the guidelines as “insensitive”. Funeral service operator Adrian Nelson said footy was an important part of life and club songs were popular requests. “All our MP3 players are loaded up with every club’s theme song,” he said. A Herald Sun survey two years ago found the Collingwood theme song was one of the most popular requests at funerals.

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Don’t forget to look at the bottom of the article, where they mention the most popular requests and then the strangest songs asked for. For example, you can understand the logic of Queen‘s “The Show must go on” or Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and at a stretch,  countrymen AC/DC‘s “Highway to Hell“, but imagine a funeral with Monty Python‘s “Always look on the bright side of life“, “Ding, Dong, the witch is dead” from The Wizard of Oz or “I’m too sexy”. Way to go? Suggestions, please!

Strange Random Funeral Quote:

According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” – Jerry Seinfeld (American television Actor and Comedian, b.1954)

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