Catholic Cemeteries

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A view of the modern area of the Catholic cemetery located on the southern hillside of Mount Zion in April 2024. In the background are the buildings of the Arabic neighborhood of Abu Tor.

Franciscans file petition to stop cable cars from passing over Holy Land Catholic cemetery

Apr 27, 2024

By Marinella Bandini

The Jerusalem Development Authority is exploring the opportunity to use the piece of land in the cemetery to place a... Read more


Catholic cemeteries on the front line against secular fear of death

Apr 1, 2024

By The B.C. Catholic

Cemeteries are the front line of defense against society’s secularism and fear of death and suffering, said the director of... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester, Minnesota, where he led a reconsecration rite on Nov. 11, 2022.

Bishop Barron reconsecrates cemetery vandalized on Halloween

Nov 17, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

One or more vandals defaced Calvary Cemetery with obscene and satanic graffiti. Read more

All Souls Day Mass in a Catholic cemetery in Mobile Alabama.

The hallowed tradition of cemetery Masses

Oct 31, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

There are many different cultural traditions around Allhallowtide, but one of the most consistently honored is the practice of visiting... Read more


In this cemetery, after dark, students pray for the dead

Oct 23, 2018

By Perry West

An after-dark walk through a cemetery in late October seems like a night pulled straight from a Halloween movie or... Read more

Chicago Catholic cemeteries give a proper burial to those who died on the fringes

Nov 24, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Chicago’s Catholic cemeteries have helped bury the bodies of about 200 unidentified and unclaimed persons in recent years. One of... Read more