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Bishop Peter Muhich of the Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Diocese of Rapid City announces death of Bishop Peter Muhich

Feb 17, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The bishop had entered hospice earlier in the week. Read more

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral offers reparation Mass after ‘scandalous’ funeral for trans activist

Feb 17, 2024

By Daniel Payne

On Saturday, Father Enrique Salvo, the pastor of St. Patrick’s, responded to the “outrage over the scandalous behavior” after the... Read more

Shane MacGowan’s funeral Mass took place Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at St. Mary of the Rosary Church in Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland.

Irish priest calls musician Shane MacGowan’s raucous funeral Mass ‘a scandal’ 

Dec 14, 2023

By Matt McDonald

The Mass included a live performance of “Fairy Tale of New York” and other nonreligious songs composed by the late... Read more

Indi Gregory.

Indi Gregory remembered as ‘true warrior’ at funeral

Dec 1, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The funeral for the 8-month-old baby who lost her life after an end-of-life legal battle was held at Nottingham Cathedral... Read more

Coffins with the LGBT flag in Aguascalientes cathedral in Mexico.

Archbishop justifies LGBT flags on coffins in Mexican cathedral

Nov 17, 2023

By David Ramos, Diego López Colín

Archbishop Gustavo Rodríguez Vega justified the draping of LGBT flags on the coffins of a gay activist and his partner... Read more

Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo blesses refugee Christians at Barakhama in Kandhamal in January 2008.

Thousands mourn Indian Cardinal Telesphore Toppo at funeral Mass

Oct 11, 2023

By Anto Akkara

Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo, Asia’s first tribal cardinal who died on Oct. 4, was remembered for his humility, simplicity, and... Read more

Father Mark Beard, pastor of St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite City, Louisiana, died in a car accident Aug. 2, 2023.

Baton Rouge priest killed in a car crash remembered for his holiness, passion for truth

Aug 8, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Father Mark Beard, who died Aug. 2, became a priest later in life after a successful career and was known... Read more

A view of the nave of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels where the funeral Mass for Bishop David O'Connell will be celebrated

Funeral and public viewing set for murdered Bishop David O’Connell

Feb 24, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has announced the funeral arrangements for the late Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell. Read more

St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in Manhattan. Ivana Trump.

Ivana Trump's funeral to be held in Catholic church

Jul 19, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

Ivana Trump’s memorial service to take place on Wednesday in Manhattan’s historic St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church. Read more

Pope Francis attends the funeral Mass of Cardinal Angelo Sodano in St. Peter’s Basilica, May 31, 2022.

Pope Francis attends funeral of Cardinal Sodano

May 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

The influential former Vatican Secretary of State died on May 27 at the age of 94. Read more

The funeral of Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master, takes place at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta, Dec. 3, 2021.

PHOTOS: The funeral of Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master

Dec 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

He was interred in the Crypt of the Grand Masters at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. Read more

Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master, pictured on Feb. 18, 2013, at the order’s headquarters in Rome.

Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master to be buried in Maltese cathedral’s crypt

Nov 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

The funeral will be held on Dec. 3 at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. Read more

The ‘young man with a big, good heart’: STEM hero Kendrick Castillo laid to rest

May 17, 2019

By Mary Farrow

On a warm Friday morning in May at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado, about 40 Knights of Columbus... Read more

Scottish bishop: Eulogies belong at the funeral reception, not Mass

Apr 3, 2019

The funeral Mass is an important moment of prayer and faith after the death of a loved one - but... Read more

Cardinal Bernard Law.

Pope Francis and bishops respond to Law’s death as funeral plans finalized

Dec 20, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Wednesday that the funeral Mass of Cardinal Bernard Law, the former archbishop of Boston who died Dec.... Read more

Relatives remember the victims of Germanwings Airbus Flight 4U9525 near the crash site in Le Vernet, France.

Funeral for Germanwings crash victims held in Barcelona

May 3, 2015

Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia Basilica hosted a funeral for the 150 passengers of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the... Read more

Bishop Cirilo B. Flores. Courtesy of the Diocese of San Diego.

San Diego bishop remembered for Christian example in life, death

Sep 18, 2014

San Diego’s late Bishop Cirilo Flores was “a man of the Beatitudes” with a deep affection for the people of... Read more