- Apr 9, 2020
Coronavirus has yet to dramatically alter the funeral landscape in the United States, but that could quickly change, as it has in Italy.
The late Bishop Charles J. McDonnell, retired auxiliary bishop of Newark, who died Feb. 13 at age 91, is being remembered as a humble man who answered the call to serve God and country.
The deaths of three siblings and their cousin — killed as they were walking to get ice cream — led to stories of faith and forgiveness that “stunned the world,” a priest said at their funeral.
Thousands packed Nyayo Stadium Feb. 11 for the interdenominational funeral service for former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi.
Seamus Mallon, one of the key architects of the Irish peace process who fought to end decades of discrimination against Catholics in Northern Ireland, was, above all, a man of faith, said Archbishop Eamon Martin, primate of all Ireland.
On New Year’s Eve, Pope Francis showed up unannounced at the funeral Mass of a friend, an Italian lay woman and expert on early Christianity, taking part as an ordinary member of the faithful.