All soul’s

November 9, 2021

Church’s November traditions explored at film festival

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: The traditions of the Catholic Church—All Saints’, All Souls’, as well as other holidays like Divali are being explored in a […]
November 2, 2021

Take this counter-cultural Catholic trend to heart this November

November is the perfect time to practice the ancient devotion of memento mori. Anyone who has lost a loved one can tell you that our modern […]
October 26, 2021

The heavenly, angelic order…

The orders of the angels are not listed in the Bible but are referred to in scripture. Pseudo-Dionysius, a Christian philosopher of the late 5th century […]
October 26, 2021

Seeking closure

“Closure has to come from within, you have to close that door yourself” emphasised Ceirid Sampson, Bereavement Counsellor, as she spoke to participants at a workshop […]
November 17, 2020

Spaces dedicated for ‘cremains’

Last month, the Catholic News carried a report on why the ashes of deceased relatives should not be scattered.  As the Catholic Church continues to acknowledge […]
November 3, 2020

Let’s talk ‘Virtual Wakes’

COVID-19 threw a curve ball into the efforts of the Ministry of Consolation (MOC) to assist families who had lost loved ones in 2020. However, members […]
October 27, 2020

A family ritual for grieving

By Fr Roger Paponette, Parish priest, San Raphael Jesus reminds us in the Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be […]
October 27, 2020

A St Patrick’s family farewell  

By June Johnston As I began writing this, I was struck by the words of this newspaper’s own advertisement—“We know nothing is considered normal at this […]