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LAST THINGS: Stalled with family research? Try Diocesan Archives

By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was part of a special section in the Oct. 25, 2015 issue of The Catholic Post called “Last Things: A Catholic perspective on grief, death and new life.” —– It isn’t unusual to see Sister Ann Gill, FSJB, sitting in a darkened room in the Diocesan History […]

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LAST THINGS: Oral histories create legacy for next generations

Photo Caption: Asking senior family members for advice on recorded oral histories “opens up great doors,” says Father Jacob Rose, parochial vicar of parishes in Streator and Seneca. By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was part of a special section in the Oct. 25, 2015 issue of The Catholic Post called “Last Things: […]

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LAST THINGS: Catholic cemeteries provide for our family of faith

Photo Caption: While Catholics do not have to be buried in a Catholic cemetery, Deacon Bob Myers asks, “Why would you want to be buried anywhere else?” By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was part of a special section in the Oct. 25, 2015 issue of The Catholic Post called “Last Things: A […]

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LAST THINGS: Hospice care attends to body, mind, spirit

Photo Caption: Hospice can’t provide cures, but enables healing to take place in many ways for the patients and their families. EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was part of a special section in the Oct. 25, 2015 issue of The Catholic Post called “Last Things: A Catholic perspective on grief, death and new life.” —– The […]

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LAST THINGS: Hospice provides comfort at a difficult time

Photo Caption: Steve Crittenden served in the Navy for 20 years as a medical corpsman. After retiring from the Navy, he worked at Caterpillar Inc. for 24 years. By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was part of a special section in the Oct. 25, 2015 issue of The Catholic Post called “Last Things: […]

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LAST THINGS: Funeral liturgy reflects soul’s journey to God

Photo Caption: “When you listen to the liturgy, you realize we’re pilgrims and death is simply an end of our earthly pilgrimage,” said Father Antonio Dittmer. By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was part of a special section in the Oct. 25, 2015 issue of The Catholic Post called “Last Things: A Catholic […]

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