Blog Posts in 2018

How Does a Catholic Funeral Differ from a Protestant Funeral?

If you’re a Protestant, and you’re preparing to attend a Catholic funeral, you may wonder if it will be a completely new experience. You may even be nervous, wondering if your inexperience ...
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Grieving the Loss of a Spouse

While all loss is painful, the loss of a spouse is unique. Losing a husband or wife is unlike any other loss, and it can be overwhelming, because this person was your partner in life. No one knew you ...
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Funeral Planning while Grieving a Suicide

The loss of a loved one is always difficult, but losing one to suicide is particularly devastating. If you’ve lost someone in this way, your own feelings may be conflicted, and your distress ...
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Cremation and the Catholic Funeral

Many people have questions and concerns about the Catholic Church’s stance on cremation. This is understandable, because the church’s position has shifted over the years. Prior to 1963, ...
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Are there Benefits to Advanced Funeral Arrangement?

For some Catholics, many facets of their funeral are a foregone conclusion. Maybe you’ve always known you’ll be buried in a family plot, or maybe you’ve long-attended a church with ...
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Commonly Asked Questions About a Catholic Cemetery

You have probably driven by a Catholic cemetery, perhaps noticed its serene beauty, stately statuary and tranquil areas for reflection. Have you ever wondered what makes it a Catholic cemetery? Is ...
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