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Death

Why Mardi Gras means life — and death — to me

Happy memories of a childhood in New Orleans combine with more painful recollections as we approach Lent.

After my miscarriage, I was suddenly surrounded by the culture of death

My well-meaning doctors and caretakers thought that the most comforting thing would be to deny the reality of the death, or deny that every death is cause for weeping.

No suffering goes unused

People going through this kind of thing often want a magic answer, a technique or a trick of the trade, something to do that will actually help. I knew that from experience. I also knew there isn’t …

Tom Brady surprises heartbroken family with handwritten letter

Catholic family consoled by personal letter from NFL superstar

Debbie Reynolds’ last words are a hope of Heaven that Pope Francis might endorse

Where we will be reunited with those who have gone before us in faith

Life and death in one parish community

How many places in the modern world allow us to be so human together—to weep and sit with each other in silence?

5 Prayers to pray when you’re in fear of death

Powerful words to keep at hand “now and in the hour of our death”

What my dying friend is teaching everyone around her about faith

Her luminous witness of a peaceful spirit despite real and ever present danger has directed the attention of everyone around her to the Divine Physician

My sister died, and I have no lessons but that God stays with us

I saw both my parents die, and this was infinitely worse

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