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Cremation and the Catholic Church

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The Roman Catholic Church banned Catholic Cremation for centuries due to the Church's belief in the resurrection of the body after death and the body as a temple of the Holy Spirit. The Catholic view on cremation is the cremation process destroyed...... Read full article

Preplanning and Funding a Funeral

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A major reason people pre-plan and pre-fund their funerals is so their loved ones do not have to go through the emotional and financial burden of paying for the funeral.... Read full article

Easing Grief in Times of Death

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Although these times of grief can take a great toll on our emotions, there is a way to make the process less painful. You can do this by pre planning a funeral and making all the necessary arrangements well in advance.... Read full article

A Cremation Funeral

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Today many families are choosing a cremation funeral for their loved ones. People are motivated by philosophical, religious, financial, or even environmental reasons. On average, a cremation funeral service is about half the price of a ground burial.... Read full article

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Morticians

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Morticians provide important services needed by families at critical times. When a loved one dies, families need someone skilled in embalming... Read full article

Catholic Funeral Flowers

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There is often confusion about whether flowers are allowed at a Catholic funeral. Confusion stems from the time they were prohibited.... Read full article

Accepted Burial Traditions of the Old West

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Burial traditions of the Old West bear many resemblances to today's funeral practices, with common elements that have persisted through the centuries. While there were variations in religious practices, the overwhelming majority of pioneer burials...... Read full article

A Woman's Guide to Funeral Pre-Planning

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Women and Funeral Planning: For a woman, planning her funeral in advance can be the best gift of all.... Read full article

Alternative Funerals

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Alternative funerals are gaining in popularity. There are various forms of alternative funeral choices. Many believe that a death is not a time of mourning and sorrow but rather a time for celebration of the deceased life and accomplishments.... Read full article

Bereavement: How to Help

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A period of bereavement is a difficult time for any family. Sometimes it is hard to know what to say or do to comfort those in bereavement. Death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. Bereavement cards and bereavement flowers may help.... Read full article