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  • Hollywood composer writes Mass for his mother

    Hollywood composer writes Mass for his mother

    • May 13, 2017

    Rosalie, the mother of Stephen Edwards, who is 55 and has scored dozens of films and television shows, died somewhat suddenly of ovarian cancer in 2006. Writing a requiem — a musical Mass for the dead — helped him both honor her and move beyond his grief.

  • To help people deal with death, English bishops turn to Instagram

    To help people deal with death, English bishops turn to Instagram

    • Nov 1, 2016

    In England and Wales, the Catholic bishops’ conference launched a website and Instagram page on Nov. 1 to offer advice on “helping people to die in peace” and to share resources on “death, dying and eternity,” including a fictional story narrated by English actress Vanessa Redgrave.

  • John O'Donohue on getting a 'squeeze' out of life

    John O'Donohue on getting a 'squeeze' out of life

    • Feb 17, 2016

    The first time I encountered the charismatic Irish priest, poet, and philosopher John O’Donohue, he was online talking about the upside of last rites. “Usually people are so surprised that ‘That was it,’” he said. There is no more to their life. That’s particularly true of those who never lived

  • Jimmy Carter, full of grace

    • Aug 21, 2015

    Few Americans would call Jimmy Carter a model president. But yesterday he offered us a model for facing where we’re all heading: death. “I’m perfectly at ease with whatever comes,” he told news media yesterday in Atlanta, discussing for 40 minutes, frankly and often even jovially, his terminal cancer diagnosis.

  • California's aid-in-dying bill hits a roadblock

    • Jun 23, 2015

    SACRAMENTO — California legislation that would allow dying patients to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs hit its biggest hurdle Tuesday after several Democrats on a key committee expressed reservations prior to a vote. Bill supporters postponed the vote to July 7 after it became clear they did not have

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  • A Conversation on the art of dying

    • Nov 19, 2014

    I am inside this grand, imposing, dark-wood-paneled room at the equally imposing Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, at a dinner about death. It’s a subject I seem unable to escape since taking on the religion beat. There’s about 20 of us — Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Unitarians, Episcopalians, one woman of

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