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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

Catholic Funeral Traditions

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A traditional catholic funeral follows a specific order: the Vigil and Mass, followed by the burial and informal gathering after the burial. Important prayers and scriptures are included. Catholic funeral rites must take place in the proper order.... 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

Cremation Costs

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Cremation costs include many services; some mandatory, others not. The services you choose affect the final cost of cremation. Cremation cost also varies depending on the chosen crematorium.... Read full article

Burial Costs Increasing

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Like many things in today's world, burial costs are on the rise. As funeral homes across the nation see a decline in revenue, as well as an increase in overhead costs, families are increasingly forced to pay higher costs to bury their loved ones.... Read full article

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

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

A Funeral Checklist

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This Funeral checklist will help serve as a guideline to remembering key items to take care following the death of a loved one.... Read full article

Bereavement: Losing Someone Hurts

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Bereavement is the state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one.... Read full article