Tag: Death

Lent begins with reminder of all that fades away, pope says

Lent begins with reminder of all that fades away, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Marked with ashes, Christians set off on a Lenten journey where they strive to leave behind everything that will turn to dust and instead focus on drawing closer to God and God’s promise of eternal life, Pope Francis said.

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Practice of memento mori — considering one’s death — revived for Lent

Practice of memento mori — considering one’s death — revived for Lent

| March 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

We have one life. What are we doing with it? Are we remembering our death?

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When a loved one’s death tests our faith

When a loved one’s death tests our faith

| Father Michael Schmitz | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

I have been having a really hard time trusting God lately. Ever since a family member died, I keep blaming God and finding it difficult to keep my faith. Do you have any thoughts on what I can do?

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Ahead of his Feb. 15 death, Catholic Studies founder Don Briel reflected on dying well

Ahead of his Feb. 15 death, Catholic Studies founder Don Briel reflected on dying well

| February 13, 2018 | 7 Comments

Don Briel, founder and longtime director of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, was diagnosed in mid-January with two forms of acute leukemia. He reflected Feb. 8 on his life’s work, the future of Catholic higher education and preparing for death.

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Care for the dying does not mean obstinately resisting death, pope says

Care for the dying does not mean obstinately resisting death, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

People who are dying must be accompanied with the love of family members and the care of medical professionals, but there is no requirement that every means available must be used to prolong their lives, Pope Francis said.

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Death, where is your sting?

Death, where is your sting?

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | May 4, 2017

Have you ever tried to put into one sentence the reason that you are a Christian? What do you believe and why do you believe it? Here is my attempt: I am a Christian because God’s own son has freed me from death.

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A heart that weeps

A heart that weeps

| Deacon Robert Whitney | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is only in the mystery of the cross that our suffering, and our fasting and penances, can truly bear fruit. Jesus seeks to meet us there, show us his heart and share his mercy. He shows us that his heart is one that loves and weeps.

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Castro’s death spurs memories for Twin Cities Cubans

Castro’s death spurs memories for Twin Cities Cubans

| December 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

Under Castro’s leadership, the Cuban revolution began in 1953, finally ousting sitting president Fulgencio Batista in 1959. It upended Piedra’s world; his mother spent 40 to 50 days in prison, and two brothers were imprisoned for three and seven years, respectively, he said.

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Pope meets parents of U.S. student found dead in Rome

Pope meets parents of U.S. student found dead in Rome

| Carol Glatz | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Meeting the grieving parents of a U.S. student who was found dead in Rome, Pope Francis mourned the death of the teenager, who had been set to begin a study-abroad program.

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How can we keep our faith in the face of death?

How can we keep our faith in the face of death?

| Father Michael Schmitz | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. There is a teacher at my Catholic school who just died. He was so young, and all of us students loved him so much. We all miss him so much. I am beginning to doubt my faith in all of this.

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A New Year’s resolution: Living well with loss

A New Year’s resolution: Living well with loss

| Father Paul Jarvis | January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author Beryl Schewe says, “Not all tears have words.” I think that’s especially true in the depths of winter. With the holidays in the rear view mirror and spring far away, I often find myself missing loved ones who are no longer here, or meditating on my own mortality. As a survivor of serious heart surgery, I sometimes feel a sense of loss that’s not easy to talk about. Perhaps you have losses in your life that affect you in similar ways. Along with the promises of our faith, where do we turn for comfort?

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Retired hospice doctor:  ‘It’s not unhealthy to think about death’

Retired hospice doctor: ‘It’s not unhealthy to think about death’

| October 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

“It was there that I learned about the dying patient,” Thalhuber said of Our Lady of Good Counsel. “What they taught me about my own mortality is to trust and be grateful. And trust trumps all. When patients trusted, and were grateful for what they had accomplished and who they were, and knew who they were, it was a very powerful experience.”

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