- Feb 23, 2020
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.
Thousands of people attended the Dec. 17 funeral Mass for Detective Joseph Seals, the police officer fatally shot Dec. 10 at a cemetery in Jersey City just prior to the deadly attack at a kosher grocery store in the neighborhood.
At a packed funeral Mass in Boston Dec. 13 for Pete Frates, whose battle with ALS helped propel the viral ice bucket challenge, the homilist urged the congregation to face adversity as Frates did: “Be patient hopeful and strong. Live life honorably and be aglow with goodness.”