Novices Joseph Eichorn, left and Dustin Bernard install hinges for the lid of a handmade wooden casket in the woodwork shop on the grounds of St. Joseph Abbey outside of Covington, La.  A group of Catholic monks who sued for the right to sell handmade caskets will head back to court this week, fending off an appeal from the state funeral industry after a federal judge last year struck down a state law that permitted only licensed funeral directors to sell coffins. Photo by Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune

Novices Joseph Eichorn, left and Dustin Bernard install hinges for the lid of a handmade wooden casket in the woodwork shop on the grounds of St. Joseph Abbey outside of Covington, La.  A group of Catholic monks who sued for the right to sell handmade caskets will head back to court this week, fending off an appeal from the state funeral industry after a federal judge last year struck down a state law that permitted only licensed funeral directors to sell coffins.

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