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The quiet coronavirus pandemic victims: Those grieving death

TORONTO — The quiet victims during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic have been those grieving the death of a loved one. A different aspect of grieving...

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...

Communal grieving gets boost from local ‘Hope for the Holidays’ event

If you were mourning a loved one during the holidays 30 years ago, you may have hung a special ornament on your tree, placed...

Parishes can be best source of support for bereavement

When my friend Tom lost his wife to cancer, he grieved more than anyone I had known. Along with a few close friends, I...

In time of grief, this man’s ‘family’ knows when it’s time...

NEW ORLEANS -- From his elevated perch on the shoeshine stand near Concourse C of Louis Armstrong International Airport -- a nondescript wooden platform...

Lent should not be attempted alone

Have you ever felt alone? Desperately alone? Yes, we can always take solace in the thought that God is forever with us, but I am...

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...

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