Pros and Cons of Webcasting a Funeral

A few months ago, I read the article More families choose to have funerals webcast from USA Today. I commend the article to you and wanted some pros and cons of this practice from my point of view.

Pros of Webcasting a Funeral

  • Physically distant friends and family are able to see and hear
  • Emotional closure for people unable to be present

Cons of Webcasting a Funeral

  • Enables people to not be present at this sacred time
  • Disconnects the experience from a physical community
We have webcast several funerals at Resurrection, particularly those that we are hosting that have a large community impact. What would you add to these lists?