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Death

Do we become angels when we die?

The truth behind a popular belief.

Why you should take cemetery walks during the month of November

While it may seen strange, walking amidst the graves of those who've gone before us is amazingly edifying.

The Church asks us to focus on “4 Last Things”: What are they?

Meditating on these four topics helps us orient our lives to what truly matters in this world.

The last words of 11 saints before they died

"Tell my boys that I wait for them all in Paradise.”

What do Catholics believe regarding cremation?

It is an accepted practice of the Church, but still has a few rules behind it.

What are Gregorian Masses for the dead?

This ancient practice honors the dead for 30 consecutive days.

5 Christian symbols on gravestones and their meaning

The next time you visit a cemetery, look for these symbols with ancient Christian symbolism.

9 Popular films that nurture our belief in life after death

Hollywood seems to understand our yearning to be reunited with loved ones and that, for many of us, death is not the end.

Pray this prayer for your deceased parents

The prayer asks God to permit that we may see them again in the "joy of everlasting brightness."

The key to having a peaceful death

None of us can afford to put off St. Alphonsus Ligouri's 3 tips on preparing for the afterlife.

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