May 19, 2020
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Just on The Other Side

There was a couple that had been married for more than 50 years when one day, unexpectedly, the husband passed away. A few days after the funeral, their pastor visited the widow and found that even though she was grieving, she was filled with peace...

Maccabees and Prayers for the Dead

The first reading for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time is from the Second Book of Maccabees. First and Second Maccabees are sections of the Hebrew Scriptures or Old Testament that we don’t meet up with much. I thought I’d like to present them to you...

My Home Is Just On The Other Side

A couple had been married for over fifty years when the husband passed away from a fatal illness. Their pastor visited the widow a few days after the funeral, and found that, even though she was grieving, she was also filled with peace and joy. “Mrs...

We Seem To Give Them Back To You, O God

From yesterday each one of us has today moved one day closer to death. It’s our common destiny. The Mass of All Souls puts that reality in front of us in a special way even though in every celebrated Mass we always pray for those who have, along...

All Souls: Expressing His Love

It is only a few months since your husband or wife died, or perhaps your parents who lived with you, or maybe it was your child. You get up from the sofa in the living room to go to the kitchen, and for a split second you think you see him or her...