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Archive of posts filed under the Funerals and Praying for the Dead category.

New Website Article “Allowing Ourselves to Grieve”

I just added a new article on grieving, “Allowing Ourselves to Grieve” to my website at http://nebula.wsimg.com/22738ff69d3fc9af70ad3467a683114e?AccessKeyId=F465FCE598BCE1CD661B&disposition=0&alloworigin=1. It discusses “grieving” and “mourning” as it relates to the death of a loved one. However, much of what it says about grieving can apply to any significant loss. I pray it is helpful to anyone dealing with […]

Purgatory and Indulgences

Last Fall I mentioned Purgatory in Part I of my series, Our Saints and Intercessors. I again mentioned Purgatory in the introduction to my series, Sacraments: Channels of God’s Grace. In both cases, people expressed interested in hearing more about Purgatory. I recently did some reading about Purgatory and Indulgences. So, I have put together […]

Why Do We Celebrate Funerals?

While I have written in the past about funerals, as customs seem to be changing regarding funerals, I would like to offer some understanding of what funerals are about and how we do them in our Catholic faith. Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us, “There is an appointed time for everything…a time to be born and a […]

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Wisdom 6:1-16 Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13 November 12, 2017 Today we hear the parable of the ten virgins who were waiting for the bridegroom.  Five of them were wise and came prepared (ready) for a long wait with plenty of oil.  Five […]