DETROIT – They lost a teenage son to suicide, then sought compassion from their priest.
They want their parish priest removed from his post in Monroe County, south of Detroit.
The priest told mourners at the funeral that the youth might be blocked from heaven because of how he died, the couple said.
Still, the Hullibargers said the rude incident with the coach pales beside the spate of jarring words they heard from their parish priest.
Maison Hullibarger, whose family objected to the references to suicide made by their priest at the 18-year-old's funeral on Dec. 8, 2018, is shown in a high school photo.
"I had words prepared, but when (the priest) was done, he was going to finish mass without giving anybody else the opportunity to say anything.
As the casket was wheeled out, the couple told the priest he was not welcome at their son's burial. »