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Are funerals the new culture war frontier?

A recent funeral at New York’s St Patrick’s Cathedral for a self-professed atheist and transgender woman who lobbied for the legalisation of prostitution poses serious questions for the whole church.

Clare Nowland laid to rest

Ninety-five year old grandmother and great-grandmother of 60, Clare Nowland, who died after being shot by a police taser, has been remembered at a...

Cardinal Pell’s faith, suffering remembered at Vatican funeral

The death of Australian Cardinal George Pell was a shock because just five days earlier he had concelebrated the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI...

Cardinal Pell’s coffin lies in state in Rome

Cardinal George Pell's coffin is now lying in state in the church of Santo Stefano degli Abissini (St Stephen of the Abyssinians) in the...

Scroll in Benedict’s casket briefly summarises his life and ministry

Pope Benedict XVI was a renowned theologian, a "recognised authority," who left "a rich legacy of studies and research on the fundamental truths of...

Pope emeritus Benedict to be buried in Sydney WYD 2008 vestments

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will be buried on 5 January at St Peter's Basilica in Rome in the same vestments he wore for the...

Simple funeral planned for Pope emeritus Benedict

In accordance with Pope Benedict XVI's wishes, his funeral and moments of prayer surrounding it will be simple, according to the Vatican press office. The 95-year-old pope's...

Congregation passes away with last member

It’s the end of an era with the passing of Sr Mary Paul in Sydney.

Pope Emeritus farewells brother

Retired Benedict XVI followed the funeral of his brother, Georg Ratzinger, via livestreaming.

On (Sea) Eagles Wings

Veteran teacher Michael Mulholland was farewelled at Panania’s St Christopher’s Catholic Church last week to the hymn On Eagles Wings … although made no...
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