- Jul 10, 2020
Here are eight questions and answers from the U.S. Bishops’ Secretariat of Divine Worship on what a new instruction from the Vatican on cremation and the handling of ashes actually means for Catholics on a practical basis.
Sister Paula Merrill was laid to rest in Kentucky and her long-time friend and co-worker, Sister Margaret Held, was mourned in Wisconsin on Friday, a week after the nuns were stabbed to death in their home in Durant, Mississippi.
A Catholic nun raped and beaten amid anti-Christian violence in 2008 says Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, who died last Sunday at 81, deeply shared her “pain and anguish,” while Cheenath’s successor, who’s also the nun’s uncle, says he hopes one day Cheenath will be declared a saint.
An estimated 100 Muslims attended a funeral Mass on Tuesday for slain French priest Father Jacques Hamel, who reportedly tried to push away his attackers with his feet, saying “go away, Satan,” remarks that underscored the horror of the murder at the altar that touched a chord throughout France.
A funeral Mass for Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan was held on Friday at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City. A Jesuit priest and herald of the Catholic social justice movement, Berrigan — along with his late brother, Philip, also a priest — became synonymous with anti-war activism
HANCEVILLE, Ala. (CNS) — With Mother Angelica having been essentially bedridden for 15 years following a series of strokes in 2001, staff at the Eternal Word Television Network and members of her order, the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, had plenty of time to plan and prepare for her funeral.