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Undertakers wearing face masks carry a coffin in a cemetery in Bergamo, Italy, March 16, 2020. Credit: AFP via Getty Images
by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Apr 30, 2020 / 11:45 am MT (CNA).- After eight weeks without funerals, Italian families will be able finally to gather together to mourn and pray at funeral Masses for the victims of the coronavirus starting May 4. In Milan, the largest city in Italy’s

WORSHIP AND SACRAMENTS IN THE TIME OF PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN Archdiocese of Cincinnati Revised 3/17/20 Per the decision to suspend public celebrations of all Masses/liturgies, below please find specific guidance on how best to proceed with celebrating the sacraments and allowing our sacred spaces to remain open for private prayer

Sometimes, things go horribly wrong at church. Father Casey tells of his worst experience celebrating a funeral mass and what he learned from it.

Q: Most of my family is Catholic, but my father is not. He is in declining health and has asked if it would be possible for his funeral to take place in a Catholic church. Is this permitted? A: The Church seeks to minister to families during times of illness

Reprinted from The Catholic Telegraph Friday, November 29, 1963 edition Like Americans everywhere, Catholics of the Cincinnati Archdiocese turned to prayer this week as they mourned the death of the late President John F. Kennedy. Thousands attended special Requiem Masses offered in all the churches, and pastors noted a sharp

By Beth Griffin Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — At his funeral Mass March 10 in New York’s splendid St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cardinal Edward M. Egan was remembered as a churchman whose faith in Jesus Christ outshone even his considerable temporal qualities. Cardinal Egan died March 5 at age