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Eco-Friendly Funerals and Religious Beliefs

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Although you won’t find the phrase “ashes to ashes” in the Bible itself, you will find many scriptures talking about how our bodies begin and end as dust. Where did that phrase come from? It’s actually from the “Book of … Continue reading

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How to Give a Eulogy

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Very often, a ULC minister will have to give a eulogy at a funeral, but you don’t have to be a minister to give the eulogy. The family might ask you to say a few words about the deceased, especially … Continue reading

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Confusing New Cremation Guidelines From Catholic Church

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Recently, the Vatican issued guidelines about cremation and scattering ashes. If you only saw the following headlines, you might be confused: • Vatican Issues New Cremation Guidelines for ‘Faithfully Departed’ • Final resting place: Vatican releases instruction on burial, cremation … Continue reading

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Dealing With Grief at the Holidays

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“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” —Washington Irving … Continue reading

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Questions Still Remain About Two Terrorists in California Attack

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More details are beginning to emerge about the two killers in the California terrorist attack, yet there are many questions that have yet to be answered. On December 2nd, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple, opened fire at … Continue reading

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San Bernardino Shooting Leaves 14 Victims Dead

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A mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, has left 14 dead with many more injured. Police say a husband and wife walked into a Christmas party at a developmental disability center and started shooting. The center was being rented by … Continue reading

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Funeral Ceremony for MIT Police Officer

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April 15, 2013 will never be forgotten by the residents of Boston; it is the date of the Boston Marathon bombings. The bombs that went off near the end of the marathon killed three spectators and injured hundreds more. A … Continue reading

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