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Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Is it licit to mingle the ashes of several persons and to put them in one urn for one funeral? What are the Church's rules in regard to this case? -- W.G., Denver, Colorado ...read more
Articles from section "Elderly and Dying"
During Mass at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to care for grandparents, for without them there is no future. The Holy Father drew his homily from today’s …read more
The US bishops' annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held December 7-8 in Catholic parishes across the nation. Now in its 26th year, the collection is coordinated by the …read more
Beginning on November 21, 700 people will meet at the Vatican to take part in the 28th International Conference of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers, on the …read more
I attended a funeral today. The man was an only child. He died surrounded by an enormous family. Abbot Owen Purcell, OSB was the seventh abbot of St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, KS. As a …read more
At 4 pm on the Solemnity of All Saints, the Holy Father celebrated Mass at the entrance of Rome’s Cemetery of Verano, and then led a special prayer for the deceased and the blessing of the …read more