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30 August 2017 | by Elena Curti

Ways to say goodbye: the gap widens between family expectations and what the church is able to deliver


Ways to say goodbye: the gap widens between family expectations and what the church is able to deliver

The Catholic Funeral

 

The funeral was exactly what the family wanted. It was a celebration of the life of their loved one, with no mention of religion. The service took place in an airy, modern crematorium chapel; outside town and surrounded by greenery. It featured the deceased person’s favourite music – classic rock – and a slide show capturing special moments with his family. An accomplished civil celebrant told his life story and two friends gave heartfelt personal tributes. 





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