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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

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

The Funeral Rule

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The Funeral Rule: Consumers need to know that they are protected by the Federal Law known as 'The Funeral Rule' before making funeral plans.... Read full article

Authorizing a Cremation in Illinois

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In Illinois, all dispositions of remains, whether it’s for a funeral or a cremation, fall under the Disposition of Remains Act - Chapter 755 ILCS 65. Illinois state law makes no differentiation between arranging a cremation or arranging a funeral.... Read full article

Compare Cremation Costs to Burial Costs

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With cemetery property in short supply, the cost of burial continues to rise. Compared with burial costs, cremation costs are more affordable and the ancillary costs are minimal.... Read full article

Buddhist Funeral Traditions

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Although funeral customs within the Buddhist religions differ, every Buddhist shares a basic philosophy of life and death that is very different from Western beliefs.... Read full article

Create a Healing Funeral with These Four “Rs”

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Has anyone in your family told you “Don’t have a funeral for me when I’m gone?" People who make such requests are really doing a disservice to the people who love them. Humans need rituals to mark life cycle events.... Read full article

Cremation Memorials: Urns and Memorial Keepsakes

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Following cremation, families must decide how to honor the remains of their loved one. Options range from cremation burial to scattering of ashes to a cremation memorial. A cremation memorial is a physical way to keep and honor the cremated remains.... 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

Casket Prices

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Casket prices can range from $1000 to over $10,000. The Funeral Casket is almost always the most expensive item you will buy when planning a funeral service.... Read full article