Priest was wrong to condemn son's suicide at funeral, family's lawsuit says

Instead, according to the complaint, LaCuesta — whom the Archdiocese of Detroit later said it had barred from speaking at funerals because he “did not display appropriate sensitivity to the situation” — delivered a homily about the “sin” of suicide and refused to allow family members to speak or participate in the laying of the cloth.

According to the lawsuit, the Hullibargers hadn’t publicly disclosed their son’s cause of death, and LaCuesta’s homily was the first time that friends and classmates had learned of it. Some in attendance were “visibly distraught,” it says.