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Finding solace in grief ministry and support

By Matthew Smith and Heather Suchanec-Cooper When we lose a loved one, we are never quite prepared for how we will feel or how we...

Memories of loss can allow for time to face the grief

EDMONTON, Alberta -- When Gina Marini and her family gather for Christmas dinner, they will continue the tradition they started more than two decades...

Viewpoint: The communion of saints

    November is an appropriate time for remembering in prayer those who have gone before us   In November we celebrate Thanksgiving, a national holiday when we...

Remembering the little ones: Annual celebration helps parents cope with the...

Catholic News Service   QUEBEC CITY — Cars continued to arrive in the parking lot of St. Cecilia Church, an unusual sight on a chilly and...

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...

Navigating the holidays after the death of a loved one

When most people think of holidays and special occasions, they envision themselves among family and friends. But what happens when death strikes and someone is...

What to say to those who grieve

  Helping others cope with their grief is difficult, even if you have experienced your own tragic loss, but knowing what to say or what...

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