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How laypeople can baptize in an emergency

When an individual is on their deathbed, anyone can baptize them into the Christian faith.

“I forgive the person who caused the death of my only son”

A letter she received while in Medjugorje helped Minerva Tannouri finally move through her grief.

Colorado abolishes death penalty, draws praise from Catholic leaders

The new law comes at a time when support for the death penalty is on a downward trend.

This 97-year-old philosopher suddenly saw his death (and life) in a new light

'Being 97," a new short documentary film, offers us a reminder our our own mortality, a memento mori, for Ash Wednesday and beyond.

Lent is the perfect time for this corporal work of mercy

Attending wakes and funerals is not just a work of mercy, but an act of compassion and respect for the loved ones left behind.

24 Hours of mercies

After the unexpected death of her toddler, a mom reflects on the ways God showed up on that tragic day.

The death of Bre Payton and my embrace of the Cross

Ryan Colby writes about the sudden tragic passing in December of 2018 of the woman he intended to marry, the 26-year-old journalist, Bre Payton.

A prayer for a holy death

Now, while we have our senses and faculties, let us ask Jesus for his mercy.

Kobe Bryant’s last great acts

Off the court, Bryant still impressed, right up to his last moments.

When the fear of your spouse dying becomes toxic

How do we prepare ourselves for the inevitable without casting a shadow on our life together?

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