How do you feel about allowing eulogies at funerals in The Episcopal Church?
When Lauren Winner, an assistant professor at Duke University's divinity school, served as a lay member of a ritual committee at a Charlottesville, Va., Episcopal church, the priest said he wanted to prohibit non-clergy eulogies. Funerals were getting long with so many eulogies, he said. Ms. Winner told him that had her family not been permitted to speak when her mother died, it would have alienated some of the family from the church, Ms. Winner says. The priest saw her point and backed down.
There's more on Winner's story at The Wall Street Journal.