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Author Phyllis Tickle Faces Death Just as She Enjoyed Life: ‘The Dying Is My Next Career’
Originally Posted: 05/22/2015 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

Over the past generation, no one has written more deeply and spoken more widely about the contours of American faith and spirituality than Phyllis Tickle. Over the past generatio ...

For Mother’s Day, a Place to Mourn the Babies Who Never Came Home
Originally Posted: 05/06/2015 - 4:47pm | Type: Blog

Most Holy Redeemer’s Remembrance Garden honors the youngest of lost lives, and comforts young, recently bereaved parents. The night she miscarried in 1968, Dorothy Caruso remember ...

Out of the Silence
Originally Posted: 12/02/2014 - 6:04pm | Type: Blog

One summer my cousin Betty and I sneaked through the barbed-wire fence of a neighbor’s orchard and ate so many wild plums right off the tree that we almost made ourselves sick. Betty was 13 and I was 9, and I ...

5 Things to Know About Death and Dying Debates
Originally Posted: 10/30/2014 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

As ethicists, activists and religious voices square off, here are five things to know about death and dying. Brittany Maynard’s decision to die soon by a legal, lethal prescriptio ...

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Eric and Ruth Brown believe nothing about daughter Pearl Joy's life is a mistake. They say God gave Pearl her bright red hair and wide blue eyes, as well as the genetic disorder that c ...

The Art of Dying
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Montgomery Fate One man searches for balance between family and solitude, nature and technology. I have bee ...

For Further Reading
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sabrina Falls I very much appreciated “The Art of Dying” by Lisa Sowle Cahill (June 2010). I very much appreci ...

Acceptable in God’s sight?
Originally Posted: 03/22/2011 - 10:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ted Voelker In her generally fine article, Lisa Sowle Cahill states, “euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide is not an acceptable answer ...

The Art of Dying
Originally Posted: 05/19/2011 - 3:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sowle Cahill At the end of life, how can people of faith prepare for a good death? Death is a human reali ...

At the Hour of Our Death
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Is a proper burial for World Trade Center victims a justice issue? Diane Horning's vigil for the conscience of Amer ...

Cycles of Death and Rebirth
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Malinda Elizabeth Berry In Ceremonies of the Seasons, Jennifer Cole writes, “All calendars are founded upon a wish to organize our experi ...

'This Land is Home to Me.'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Jesuit priest Joseph R. J ...

End-of-Life Ethics
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter What is 'artificial means' and what is nonnegotiable humane care? As an ...

Button Your Shirt Before You Go
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

E. Ethelbert Miller (for Reetika) Dead woman loving him from her grave. Is this the end of love? I ...

How to Live Forever
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Studs Terkel reflects on life, death, and oral history. The title of Studs Terkel's ...

The Grim Sweeper
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Susannah Hunter Making caskets is fine. But who's going to clean ...

Living a Good Death
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 4:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Bill Moyers on dying in America. "I’ve never done this before," says Joyce Kerr, her v ...

We All Have to Die
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter But does it have to COST SO MUCH!? Cheryl Grossman and her husband used to laugh together about a ...

Shop Before You Drop
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Steps to getting the funeral you want and can afford. Know your rights and options. Can you b ...

Reclaiming Our Rites
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The power of ministering to the bereaved. As someone who’s had several deaths in my family, I can ...

Lamentations
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Capturing sorrow with hope. One definition for "death" is to become senseless, to ...

Tears of Sorrow and Joy
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 11:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Just over 18 months ago, my mother was dancing at my wedding. Only a month later, my mom discovered that she had cancer of the ...

Grace that Transforms
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nicholas Piediscalzi Through death, learning about love. Elizabeth Davis Hinshaw, a widow with two children, a ...

To Triumph Over Despair
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pam Fickenscher It is often assumed that younger people have no respect for their elders and even less reverence for history. ...

The Passing of a Leader
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Traveling across the country during the 1996 Presidential campaign, I saw almost no yard signs or bumper stickers with the nam ...

Grief in Community
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 11:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Ron Green "The door is locked! "The door is locked! Why won't they unlock the door and let me ...

To the Limits of Our Faith
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaine V. Emeth How to pray for healing. TO PRAY FOR HEALING is to risk an encounter with the living water o ...

The Grace to be Loved
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ginny Earnest Healing in the presence of God and community. Ginny Earnest, a member of Circle Community Chu ...