Funerals are a way to honour a person who has died while bringing closure to friends and family affected by the death.
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Western nations must resist the pressure to "scapegoat, abandon, even kill, the elderly as a cost-cutting measure," an Australian bishop said in a major bioethics lecture.
When Pilgrims Hospice opened its doors in January 2000, its goal was to help families, children and teens cope with the grief of a loved one who had either been diagnosed with or died from a terminal illness.
Children living in a squatters' area wait Sept. 21 for a free meal consisting of rice, chicken and vegetables.
The phone call to Father Paul Terrio inviting him to come to Ottawa to meet with the apostolic nuncio came on the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day.
The act of faith is a surrender of the self to God and an acceptance of all that he has revealed and taught – a movement born of awareness of God's love and trust in his providence.
Danger may involve peril, adventure or taking risks, explained author Frank Mercadante, featured speaker at the annual archdiocesan youth rally.
OTTAWA – Anti-euthanasia groups, including a new physician's organization, are pushing back against Parti Quebecois plans to bring in euthanasia under the euphemistic guise of "medical aid in dying."
The Edmonton Archdiocese and the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith have entered into a twinning arrangement that may lead to more cooperation between the two dioceses.
When Nicole was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) at age 14 she was devastated.
She was told she had the mental capacity of a Grade 4 student and that made her furious. "I was very upset and felt dumb," she recalled.