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February 9, 2017
How we face death reveals our love for life

    Gary Schaaf is the Executive Director for the Archdiocese Mortuary and Cemeteries. “Even the weakest and most vulnerable, …

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June 21, 2017
Strangers gather to ensure man who lived alone wouldn’t be buried that way

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County provides burial for anyone without family, or whose family can’t afford a burial. Now the first …

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February 3, 2017
8 Beautiful Cemeteries In Michigan That Are Anything But Creepy

Let’s be honest: there’s something fun and intriguing about exploring the reportedly haunted cemeteries around our state. But it’s easy

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October 10, 2016
Funeral center opens at Lafayette cemetery

On a peaceful autumn afternoon more than 500 Catholics joined Oakland Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, in Lafayette’s Queen of …

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June 6, 2016
Turning Cemeteries Into Wine at a California Diocese

HAYWARD, Calif. — For an additional $1,000, a family can have a loved one buried near the chardonnay vines glistening in the sun, or

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May 22, 2015
May 22 – Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Bishop Donald Hanchon to Hold Groundbreaking May 26 on St. John Paul II Chapel Mausoleum

Brownstown Twp. — Our Lady of Hope Cemetery will conduct a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new St. John Paul II Chapel Mausoleum at 1 p.m. on Tuesday,

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May 18, 2015
Oakland diocese establishes wine club to support Catholic schools

When Blessed Junipero Serra is canonized in September, one of his new designations could well be “patron saint of California wines.” It was the Franciscan friars

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April 2, 2015
Nonprofit’s cemetery and funeral services are a ministry

In the last two years, Spokane has seen a change in its cemetery and funeral services with the growth

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October 31, 2014
Catholic cemeteries affirm dignity of human person in Metro Detroit

Metro Detroit — For Catholics, cemeteries are much more than a place for the bodies of deceased friends and family.

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