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Death

This organization gives $1,000 to parents of stillborn babies

Rebekka and Randy Hauskins have found a way to give meaning to their daughter's death.

5 Symbols on gravestones with a Christian meaning

The next time you visit a cemetery, look for these symbols used throughout the centuries.

Make All Souls Day a Holy Day of Obligation, too

The Mass of All Souls makes obvious the contrast between the way the world makes us suffer and what God has done with that suffering.

4 Saintly prayers for a happy death

Even the saints prayed for a happy death.

A cemetery is truly “holy ground”

Bishops consecrate the physical land that shelters the dead until the Resurrection.

What you should tell your child about death

And several things you should never say ... like "she's gone to sleep forever."

Mourning a miscarriage: One mother’s poignant story

The evening Florence Malenfant found out she'd lost her baby will stay with her forever.

3 Things you should never say to someone who’s grieving

Stop telling mourners to "just pray" ... there's something more helpful you can do.

Is “Swedish Death Cleaning” the latest decluttering fad?

If Kondo-ing hasn't worked for you, this way of simplifying just might.

Tom Petty provided the soundtrack to my life

"Petty spoke to the hearts of guys like me. He was a writer of music for me, whatever stage of life I was in ..."

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