LONDON (RNS) “There are very strong traditional beliefs and traditional funeral rites which require that the whole family touch the dead body, and they have a meal in the presence of the dead body,” renowned scientist Peter Piot said.
Articles tagged “funeral”
ST. LOUIS (RNS) Quincy Harts, 40, of St. Louis, was outside the church wearing a T-shirt with Brown’s picture and the words: “No Justice, No Peace.”
(RNS) For many of the families of the 298 victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the release of the bodies has come too late to complete the burial customs of their various religions.
(RNS) A green burial is a way to care for the Earth and answer to the part of the soul that recoils at the pomp of the average American funeral, and takes seriously the biblical reminder: “For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
ROME (RNS) “It would be inappropriate to host a funeral for a man guilty of such atrocities and who never expressed regret even though he had many opportunities to do so,” said the Rev. Alessandro Bianchi.
(RNS) The estranged son of a pastor famous for protesting the funerals of soldiers and AIDS victims has condemned his family’s plans to picket funerals of shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., but says local leaders should “let them show up” instead of trying to ban them. By Kimberly Winston.
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) A federal appeals court smacked down the Louisiana funeral board's continued attempts to prevent a group of Catholic monks from selling their hand-crafted caskets. By Richard A. Webster.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) Until recently, many Muslims buried their loved ones in Muslim sections of Christian cemeteries, relying largely on non-Muslims to guide them through the process of death. As the Muslim population has grown, so has the need for Muslim-specific services like funeral homes and cemeteries. By Tim Townsend.
(RNS) A Catholic priest who denied Communion to a lesbian at her mother's funeral has been removed from his church assignment and will be investigated for “intimidating behavior toward parish staff,” the Archdiocese of Washington said. By Adelle M. Banks.