In 2008, I visited St. Gerard Majella Church in the Diocese of Brooklyn in New York. The greeter warmly welcomed me and I took a seat. The bulletin had an entire column devoted to welcoming the newcomer and contained a
Each year during Holy Week we Christians stand once again near the cross and hear Jesus' cry anew. Unlike those described in the Gospel, though, we know exactly what he said and we recognize it as the opening verse of
Some dioceses allow eulogies at funerals, and others do not. Why is this? This question arises frequently. According to the 1989 Order of Christian Funerals (the ritual book used by Catholics in the United States), "A brief homily is given
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