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Bishop Sirba’s funeral Mass is Dec. 6; he is remembered as a ‘kind, gentle, faithful shepherd’

Bishop Sirba’s funeral Mass is Dec. 6; he is remembered as a ‘kind, gentle, faithful shepherd’

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kind, gentle, humble, holy.
Those are some of the ways people describe Bishop Paul Sirba of Duluth, who died Dec. 1 after a heart attack at St. Rose in Proctor, where he was living at the rectory. He was 59.

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Eight tips for pre-planning your funeral

Eight tips for pre-planning your funeral

| Sam Patet | October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

You don’t have to tell Joan Gecik that weddings are huge affairs. Getting ready for the big day can take a year or more, she said.

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Archbishop Harry J. Flynn — 1933 – 2019

Archbishop Harry J. Flynn — 1933 – 2019

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Come Lord Jesus

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Roberts recalled as ‘American icon’ of journalism, ‘wise woman of faith’

Roberts recalled as ‘American icon’ of journalism, ‘wise woman of faith’

| Mark Zimmermann | September 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Noted broadcast journalist and author Cokie Roberts was remembered as a Washington icon, a national treasure and a woman devoted to her family and her faith as luminaries from the worlds of media and politics joined friends and admirers at her funeral Mass Sept. 21.

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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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