Catholic Burial Traditions Series - Understanding Death Series – Own Mortality

(5:12) – This video focuses on our own mortality – we will all die. We hear from people who came near death and how they came to better understand that we are not in control – God is. If we have faith in the Paschal Mystery of Jesus’ death and resurrection, if we have faith that there is a heaven, then death is not something to be feared.

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Catholic Burial Traditions Series - Understanding Death Series – Resurrection

(4:52) – This video explores the importance of Jesus’ resurrection on our attitudes and understanding of our own death. Without the resurrection of Jesus, our faith makes no sense. The promise of eternal life for our bodies and souls is essential to our beliefs. The fear of death can be eliminated because of the resurrection. Death can still be terrible but we trust that it has been overcome by Jesus’ death and resurrection – it is our passage to eternal life.

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Catholic Burial Traditions Series - Understanding Death Series – What Will Heaven Be Like

(6:13) – Several people pondering the reality of Heaven help us to envision what we have to look forward to after our death. The ultimate relationship with Jesus is what we are striving for – we can look forward to knowing God intimately and fully. Heaven is a wonderful gift from God that gives us our hope for eternal happiness.

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Catholic Burial Traditions Series - Understanding Death Series – Culture of Death

(4:42) – Various parts of our culture have created a numbness to death. If we do not have hope in God, then this numbness creeps into our lives. When we lose the sense of God, we lose the importance of life and turn toward the culture of death. We, as Christians have a moral obligation to be witnesses to a culture of life.

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Catholic Burial Traditions Series - The Understanding Death Series – Helping Someone Who Is Suicidal

(2:51) – A counselor shares that a suicidal person is usually trying to get away from pain. We should first try to stop them from going through with it. Then try to be with them and what they are going through, comfort them, give them some hope, give them a sense of their own worth. If we can show that we genuinely care for them it can draw them back from their despair.

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Catholic Burial Traditions Series - Many Travelers, One Journey!

(6:34) – Many lay witnesses describe their positive experiences of the journey of Christian burial. The journey is clearly described from the Wake, to the Funeral Mass, to the Rite of Committal, showing the unique importance of each of the three parts of the journey.

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Catholic Burial Traditions Series - The Hike – Cremation Journey

(1:53) – Short video of friends on a hike who have a casual discussion on the availability of cremation and what the church teaches. The video shows the beauty of the mausoleum and comments from the friends explain what to do with the ashes and how to remember, visit, and pray for the dead.

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Catholic Burial Traditions Series - Los Sagrados Momentos

(5:11) – Este video es una descripción clara del viaje de tres partes del entierro cristiano. Explica la importancia de la Vigilia, la Misa Funeraria y el Rito de Compromiso. La Vigilia permite tiempo para que los vivos cuenten historias sobre los difuntos, centrándose esencialmente en su vida. La Misa Funeraria se centra en la esperanza para el futuro – que nuestra fe enseña que la muerte no tiene victoria – tenemos esperanza para la vida eterna. El Rito del Compromiso es el último adiós para los seres queridos y es un recordatorio de la importancia del cuidado reverente del difunto que nuestra fe requiere.

 

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