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Priest apologizes for funeral homily that focused on suicide

Priest apologizes for funeral homily that focused on suicide

| Carol Zimmermann | December 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Michigan priest criticized for emphasizing suicide in his homily during a recent funeral for an 18-year-old who took his own life has since apologized.

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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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Castile funeral at Cathedral sign of mercy for family, mourners

Castile funeral at Cathedral sign of mercy for family, mourners

| Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

In remarks at the beginning of the service, Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens said that “we stand together as brothers and sisters before our loving God united in prayer,” and linked the funeral to the Year of Mercy.

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Cathedral to hold Philando Castile’s funeral

Cathedral to hold Philando Castile’s funeral

| July 12, 2016 | 6 Comments

Philando’s mother, Valerie Castile, requested to hold the service at the Cathedral because she wished the funeral to be an ecumenical opportunity for “people to come together in a new way” and pray for peace and reconciliation.

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6 tips for funeral planning

6 tips for funeral planning

| October 22, 2015 | 4 Comments

When it comes to planning a funeral, families and loved ones have decisions to make, but pre-planning one’s funeral service can ease the burden by determining many details ahead of time.

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10 bits of advice if you’re asked to speak at a Catholic funeral

10 bits of advice if you’re asked to speak at a Catholic funeral

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

You’re nervous to begin with because you don’t often speak in public and it’s an emotional time because you’ve lost a friend or loved one, yet you’ve been asked to say a few words at a funeral.

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A salute to Officer Scott Patrick

A salute to Officer Scott Patrick

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catholics pay respects, offer reflections

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Boy’s heroism spurs Wisconsin players’ trip to New York for his funeral

Boy’s heroism spurs Wisconsin players’ trip to New York for his funeral

| Benjamin Wideman | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the first 20 minutes of their 12-and-a-half-hour bus ride from upstate New York back to Manitowoc, Wisc. head coach Phil Budervic and five members of the Silver Lake College of the Holy Family men’s basketball team sat silent.

It was a time for reflection, considering what they’d just been part of.

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Personalized funeral trend can miss key spiritual aspects

Personalized funeral trend can miss key spiritual aspects

| Pete Sheehan | October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The trend in funerals today toward more personalized, less traditional ceremonies is taking these services where no funerals have gone before.

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Epiphany School students mourn loss of ‘Miss B’

Epiphany School students mourn loss of ‘Miss B’

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

At a school pep fest last Friday, the associate principal at Epiphany School in Coon Rapids, known as “Miss?B,” wore her usual outfit — pink wig, pink feathered boa and large, pink sunglasses.

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Finally home

Finally home

| June 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Army Air Force Lt. Harry L. Bedard Died April 3, 1945.

Funeral with full military honors June 25, 2011.

St. John the Baptist, Dayton.

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