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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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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

| November 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

With its grinning skeletons dressed in feathered hats and gowns, jewel-eyed sugar skulls and colorful paper garlands, the Nov. 2 “Día de los Muertos,” or Day of the Dead, might appear to many Americans like a Mexican Halloween. But this centuries-old tradition interwoven with Catholicism is much more than a night of ghouls, ghosts and goodies.

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