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The traditional Requiem is unremittingly bracing, calling us to contemplate the fearful mystery of death

McGuinness may have moved on from violence, but many victims of the IRA believe he never showed genuine remorse

The ‘funeral without the funeral’ could refocus our attention on the Eucharistic sacrifice. It’s a lot cheaper, too

It is time to invoke the prayers of Saint Therese of Lisieux and Saint Martin of Tours for world peace

Cilla’s funeral was always going to have a showbizzy flavour. But it needn’t have watered down Catholic tradition

Fr Giancarlo Manieri, who celebrated the requiem mass for Vittorio Casamonica, said he was unaware of what was going to happen outside his church

Nothing shall be lost

Learning a lesson in mortality

The vestment, worn by Cardinal Nichols at the Requiem Mass last week, will be displayed at Ushaw College

Humans require more than secular rites of ‘closure’

Bishop John Arnold celebrates Extraordinary Form Mass for the repose of the souls of all deceased supporters of the LMS