Tag: All Soul’s Day

Catholic Cemeteries to offer ‘natural burial’ option starting in fall

Catholic Cemeteries to offer ‘natural burial’ option starting in fall

| May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Natural burial or “green burial” takes different variations, but aims to unite the body with the earth using little if any fossil fuel or non-biodegradable materials.

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War brings only death, cruelty, pope says at U.S. military cemetery

War brings only death, cruelty, pope says at U.S. military cemetery

| Carol Glatz | November 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

“No more, Lord, no more (war)” that shatters dreams and destroys lives, bringing a cold, cruel winter instead of some sought-after spring, Pope Francis said looking out at the people gathered for an outdoor Mass at a U.S. war memorial and cemetery.

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Philippine bishops urge All Souls’ Day prayers for drug war victims

Philippine bishops urge All Souls’ Day prayers for drug war victims

| October 31, 2016 | 1 Comment

As Filipinos remembered their departed on All Souls’ Day, the country’s church leaders called on the faithful to also pray for those who fell victim in the government’s all-out war against illegal drugs.

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Praying for the dead: Love and charity sustain ancient tradition

Praying for the dead: Love and charity sustain ancient tradition

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Erin Flood was only 8 years old when her uncle died in a car accident. But because her extended family has gathered for Mass on the anniversary of his death for the past 17 years, she has come to better understand the importance of praying for the dead.

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At border Mass, Eucharist unites where fence divides

At border Mass, Eucharist unites where fence divides

| Bishop Ricardo Ramirez | November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every year on All Souls Day Nov. 2, the people of God from the Mexico side of the border and from the United States side gather at the fence that divides our two countries at Anapra, N.M., to celebrate the Eucharist.

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All Souls Day: Why should we pray for the dead?

All Souls Day: Why should we pray for the dead?

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | November 1, 2010 | 2 Comments

Nov. 2 is All Souls Day, the special day in the liturgical year set aside to pray for the dead.

But why pray for the dead? There is no need to pray for those who have died and gone straight to heaven.

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