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Victim’s family buys flight for daughter of man on death row

An incredible act of forgiveness and compassion brings two families together on a very somber day.

“Month’s Mind Mass”: Honoring the departed a month later

Catholics know death is a beginning more than an end, and this Mass is a reminder of that.

A fast take on ‘Speaking of the Dead’ with Russell Saltzman

"Death is the penalty for being human, our reality," and if we can't be blunt about it, we shortchange our understanding.

The dress that was a sign from heaven

Our Lady and the saints haven't sent us flowers as we've asked, but there was this ...

Something more powerful than Xanax helped me with my grief

Edgar Allan Poe can weep alone, but that's not for me.

What is the Apostolic Pardon?

Reserved for those on their deathbed, the Apostolic Pardon is a true gift of grace for the dying.

I was at my wife’s deathbed for one reason, and it had almost nothing to do with me

Just one phone call set in motion all she needed to meet Jesus.

Three-year-old boy melts hearts as he comforts dying baby brother

The simple words this three-year-old spoke to his brother are heartbreaking and beautiful.

A letter to a dying man

What could I say to a man of faith whose days were numbered?

How my 7-year-old’s first experience of death was deeply imbued with peace … and even joy

Our accidental encounter with a coffin brought home the beauty of our faith

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