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Death

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?

Pope: We should think about death with one word

Francis warns against allowing ourselves to live with the illusion that we're eternal

How to explain the sudden death of a loved one to a child

Death can come without warning, leaving no chance to prepare -- how do we help children through it?

With the liturgy pointing to death, this prayer brings comfort

From one of the sequences of Mass, these verses remind Jesus that he's already put a lot of effort into saving us!

Death? It’s about time!

Preparing to run out of time and into eternity.

How long does purgatory last?

The good news is that purgatory is only temporary, a preparation that leads directly to Heaven.

Pray this prayer to St. Joseph for a “happy death”

Death can be scary, but with St. Joseph at your side, it doesn't have to be.

What is a funeral pall and why is it used?

Palls have become an essential part of nearly every Christian funeral and contain rich symbolism.

What is a crypt in a Catholic Church?

Crypts have a long history dating back to the early centuries of Christianity.

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