• Dutch Cardinal emeritus Adrianus Simonis dies at age 88

    Dutch Cardinal emeritus Adrianus Simonis dies at age 88

    • Sep 3, 2020

    Cardinal emeritus Adrianus Simonis, who led the Dutch Catholic Church during a period of secularization in society and, after his retirement, had to confront abuse in the church, has died at age 88, his former archdiocese of Utrecht announced Wednesday.

  • Dreaded uptick worldwide of dead spiritual leaders

    Dreaded uptick worldwide of dead spiritual leaders

    • Apr 9, 2020

    The Louisiana pastor who preached courage from his deathbed. The nun who always insisted that her order “get down to brass tacks,” and help people. The rabbi who made sure his students did not lack clothes or books. Even as parishioners, followers and the faithful seek solace and strength from religious leaders in a time of pandemic, the list of those who have died includes more and more clergymen and women.

  • Bound by shared grief, staff assists families at natural burial ground

    Bound by shared grief, staff assists families at natural burial ground

    • Dec 1, 2019

    Staff members at a natural cemetery in Georgia know what it means when heartfelt requests come from grieving families. Three of the staff members themselves have family buried among the trees and the grasslands.