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In the age of COVID-19, our usual way of grieving is...

Some days, the losses we have sustained from the COVID-19 pandemic seem almost too great to comprehend. So many families and friends are mourning the...

Pandemic means delayed grief for those who mourn

Three weeks after her husband died, I called the widow to see how she was doing. Sadly, the man had died shortly after the...

Italian priests rise to challenges of connecting separated family and deceased...

ROME -- When Father Mario Carminati went to bless the remains of one of his parishioners, he called the deceased man's daughter on WhatsApp...

Coronavirus restrictions on large gatherings limit size of funerals, but local...

In Bill Doherty II’s line of work, business doesn’t ever really come to a halt. As president of Doherty Funeral Homes, he deals with weather...

Proper disposition of a cremated body is important

Last year the parishes in the Diocese of Wilmington recorded 1,681 funerals with 417 of these being for cremated bodies. Of the 417 cremations,...

Victims of Las Vegas shooting remembered at funeral Masses, vigils

Catholic News Service Immediate makeshift memorials in Las Vegas to the 58 victims killed during the Oct. 1 outdoor country music concert are being replaced...

Viewpoint: Accompanying others in their time of grief

In late 2012, when we knew my wife, Monica, had only a short time to live because of uterine cancer, people began asking me...

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