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Death

Letter from a Dying Priest

His last message is still "doing a lot of good," according to his friends

What It’s Like to Die, According to an ICU Nurse

After working with the terminally ill for over 20 years, Penny Sartori attempts to explain the inexplicable

Eternal Lessons from Final Exams

Predictable agony and possible glory are in store for all of us

Death Explained By A Little Girl With Terminal Cancer

“Once I’m dead, I think my mother will miss me, but I’m not afraid to die. I wasn’t born for this life.”

The Grim Reaper’s Playlist

The Memento Mori is alive and well

To Die is Gain, But Most of Us Aren’t in a Hurry to Go

A reflection on the Christian view of death

Is Cremation any Way to Honor Our Dead?

Catholics are permitted to cremate, but this doesn't make it the best choice.

My Mother Taught Me to Hate Death

Her example flew in the face of a culture that fears suffering, but not death

Death and the Afterlife? A Secular Family’s View

Praying for loved ones that could not find their way to faith

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