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February 12, 2021
My father Robin, Lord Belhaven and Stenton, died on December 2 last year. He would have been 94 in February. “He had a good innings,” people keep saying, and while they are right, this isn’t much of a comfort in the early stages of grief, as anyone who has lost someone they love will know.
October 09, 2017
The traditional Requiem is unremittingly bracing, calling us to contemplate the fearful mystery of death
September 04, 2017
Parishes should have teams of people who can be called upon to be present when there are few mourners
February 22, 2017
Most of the inmates who died had never been convicted of a crime
October 25, 2016
The new instructions were released on Tuesday by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
October 03, 2016
Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec said he would not follow in the steps of other Canadian bishops
August 30, 2016
A state funeral will be held in one of the areas worst hit by the Italian earthquake after residents rebelled against the Government's original plans
August 02, 2016
An estimated 1,700 people gathered in Rouen cathedral for the funeral Mass of the murdered priest