For all the clichés, the Catholic triduum of death, resting and resurrection is, at the heart, a traditional ritual of mourning, community and remembrance of a life well lived, traditionally in the family home but adapted for current times and locales.
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BOOK PICK: The Church’s devotional tradition has encouraged us to live every day as if it were our last so that when our last day comes, we will be ready. That’s where Roger Nutt’s ‘To Die Is Gain’ comes in.
Errands of Mercy: Catholic Funeral Director Accompanies Families Through Mourning With Christian Hope
Victor Sweeney feels called to his work with the grieving and the dead.
The livestreamed Mass, celebrated on Nov. 4, was offered for 17 cardinals and 191 bishops and archbishops who died between Nov. 7, 2020, and Oct. 25, 2021.
Dr. Bryan Thatcher assists holy souls in November through Eucharistic adoration.
COMMENTARY: November presents a new opportunity to address the pastoral needs of the living and the dead.