Although there has been increased media attention on end-of-life issues in the last few years, death remains one of the most avoided topics of conversation within our families and social circles. Whenever it does surface, it is usually dismissed as morbid, and the subject is quickly changed. It comes as no surprise that we have been labelled a ‘death-denying’ or ‘death-avoiding’ culture. Our avoidance of death has led to significant changes in the way we face, respond to and grieve the death of a loved one. As we look ahead to November, the month during which we prayerfully remember our beloved dead, we begin a 5-part series of articles focused on death – from the reality of secular practices to the hope-filled rituals celebrated within our Christian Catholic faith.
Click here to read the full article: Facing Death in Changing Times.