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A Eulogy to My Mother-in-Law
Charles J. Alaimo
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
On the 4th anniversary of her passing, I've reflected on all the family moments we have missed her presence, but in some way we all know she is there.
Now You Can Hear Your Eulogy Before You Die
The Truth About Life and 'Death'
Co-Founder of Upitch App & Publicist at Full Scale Media PR
I haven't had a chance to prepare or write anything down, so please bear with me. I'd like to speak generally for a moment
The Life After Death of My Mother Marylu de Watteville Raushenbush
Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush
Founding Executive Editor, HuffPost Religion, Senior VP, Auburn
When I was holding her in those last moments as her breaths slowed, her eyes, which had half shut and glazed, suddenly opened, focused on me and then beyond me.
A Priest Remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Martin, S.J., Recalls Working With Actor On 'Doubt', 'Judas Iscariot'
Later, Hoffman turned to Martin to help him prepare for his role as Fr. Flynn in the movie "Doubt." According to Martin, Hoffman
You Take My Breath Away: the Sociology of Death
If I had to make a decision right now at this moment... Some people die young. And that's not right. But when you reach a
The Epiphanies of James Joyce and Jean Bethke Elshtain
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Directo...
"The promise of Christmas with its theme of natality," Elshtain maintained, entails the perennial "possibility that something new and unexpected might burst through the crust of 'the same'
John F. Kennedy Funeral Eulogy Cited Slain President's Favorite Bible Passages
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. With a good
Remembering Annie Rawlings: Interfaith Justice Seeker, Beloved Friend
Rev. Chloe Breyer
Executive Director, Interfaith Center of New York; Associate M...
Annie Rawlings' work exemplified a kind of "interfaith in the rough" that arises from the compassionate teachings of all the world's great religious traditions.
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Lou Reed's Obituary By Laurie Anderson About Last Moments Doing Tai Chi Is Incredibly Beautiful
Laurie Anderson wrote a beautiful, brief obituary for her husband Lou Reed. Printed in the East Hampton Star, the piece shares
How Do We Do Right By the Dead?
Chair and Goodrich C. White Professor of American Religious Hi...
In American society today, it is difficult to offer any simply answer to the question. In the past, most Americans would likely talk about dignity and respect, and look to the church and the funeral home to help them do the right things at the time of death.
Roger Ebert's Religion
S. Brent Plate
Brent Plate is a writer, public speaker, editor, and part-time...
Roger Ebert was explicit about his lack of religious commitment: "No, I am not a Buddhist. I am not a believer, not an atheist, not an agnostic. I am more content with questions than answers."
The Tao of PLINK
Robert J. Elisberg
Columnist and screenwriter.
I don't think you can describe a person from any one story. But there
one story that I think it's important to relate, one last story about growing up as kids, because ultimately it's a portrait of who John always was.
Long-distance swimmer, journalist, and broadcaster
Those of you privileged to love and be loved by an innocent, playful, soulful animal, I know you hear me through my torrent of tears.
Jeanne Manford, Founder of PFLAG, Loved Prophetically
Rev. James Martin, S.J.
Author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage
There is a lot of talk about gays and lesbians these days. But in every thing we say and do, particularly for Christians, love must come first. And not the love that condemns first, or judges first, or labels first. But the love that loves first. Because God is love.
Newtown Victim Funerals: Services Josephine Grace, Ana Marquez-Greene, Emilie Parker On Saturday
Marquez-Greene was "really vivacious and affectionate" and "incredibly loving and spunky" close family friend Noah Baerman
Slain Sandy Hook Teacher Anne Marie Murphy Sacrificed 'Like Jesus', Says Cardinal Timothy Dolan
For trying to shield her student as both died in the gunfire, Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Anne Marie Murphy earned
Newtown Victim Funerals: Friday Services Scheduled For School Psychologist, Teacher, 3 Students
A public memorial service for Hockley will be held at 1 p.m. at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, Conn. Olivia Engel
Newtown Victim Funerals: Services For 4 Sandy Hook Students, 2 Teachers Set For Thursday
Catherine Violet Hubbard, 6, is remembered for her "constant smile" and deep love for animals, according to her obituary
Bravery, Integrity and Patriotism: My Last Visit With Senator Inouye
Jonathan Del Arco
Actor and activist
The nation has no idea yet what a great leader and cornerstone of our democracy we have lost this week. Because it was also his style to not call too much attention to himself, he tended to flow under the radar of D.C. politics. Rest in peace Senator.
Sandy Hook Victim Funerals: Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Caroline Previdi, Victoria Soto Laid To Rest Wednesday
Soto's funeral is scheduled for today at 10 a.m. at Lordship Community Church in Stratford, Conn., followed by a burial at
A Letter To Sandy Hook Victim, 6-Year-Old Jack Pinto, From His Best Friend (PHOTO)
The funeral for 6-year-old Sandy Hook shooting victim Jack Pinto was held on Monday in Newtown, Conn. Following the service
James Mattioli, Jessica Rekos Funerals: Newtown Shooting Victims Laid To Rest
Funeral services for Jessica will be held at St. Rose of Lima at noon, and she will be buried at the church cemetery. Mattioli
Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner Funerals: Burials Begin For Sandy Hook Shooting Victims
Monday marks the first two burials of the 20 young children massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week. Pinto and
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