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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

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

Choosing a Funeral Home Provider

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When the time comes to choose a funeral home, it’s best to plan ahead. As with any important financial transaction, it is best done with a clear head and plenty of time to compare funeral prices and all available options.... 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

Catholic Church Hymns for Funerals

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Hymns play an important role in Catholic funeral masses, reaffirming the meaning of the service while allowing mourners to reflect and relate. Selecting Catholic funeral hymns for a funeral can seem daunting, since there are many options.... 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

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

Cremation in the Jewish Tradition

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A Jewish cremation is unequivocally not allowed by Jewish law under traditional interpretation. There are multiple explanations, biblical citations, and interpretations that are found to explain this taboo.... 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

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