All soul’s

November 17, 2020

Spaces dedicated for ‘cremains’

Last month, the Catholic News carried a report on why the ashes of deceased relatives should not be scattered.  As the Catholic Church continues to acknowledge […]
November 3, 2020

Let’s talk ‘Virtual Wakes’

COVID-19 threw a curve ball into the efforts of the Ministry of Consolation (MOC) to assist families who had lost loved ones in 2020. However, members […]
October 27, 2020

A family ritual for grieving

By Fr Roger Paponette, Parish priest, San Raphael Jesus reminds us in the Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be […]
October 27, 2020

A St Patrick’s family farewell  

By June Johnston As I began writing this, I was struck by the words of this newspaper’s own advertisement—“We know nothing is considered normal at this […]
November 8, 2019

The Catholic Church and near-death experiences

There’s a reason people return to life after death. Copy editor Simone Delochan concludes her examination of near-death experiences with a look at the Catholic perspective. […]
November 7, 2019

Burying grief, resurrecting hope

The following is a Spoken Word piece that was delivered by Kayla Daniel at the launch of the Consolation Ministry of the Parish of the Incarnation, […]