Welcome to Babble,
Sign Out

Get the Babble Newsletter

Already have an account? .

Broadcasting Funerals Live Online: Easing a Burden For Families or Crossing A Line? (VIDEO)

Photo Credit: Flickr - NZ Defence Force, Funeral for Cpl Doug Grant

I’ve always considered funerals to be a very personal, private affair.

Emotional.  Draining.  Painful.

Not only for those closest to the deceased, but for everyone witnessing the loss.  But part of the healing, I believe, is the comfort of knowing you are surrounded by people who care.  But now, many funeral homes are starting to broadcast funerals LIVE online.  Yes, they are still ‘private’ events – meaning they are password protected, but does this mean people will stop showing up in person to pay respects?

The idea, naturally, is to make the service available to friends and family who CAN’T attend, but, by putting it online, does it diminish the reverence owed the person we are supposed to be honoring?




Tagged as:

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.