When her husband died six months ago, Sally had already prepared her children for what might happen.
Every bereavement is a difficult process, but the death of a child can be the heaviest loss to bear. It is often said that there is no worse situation for parents to be faced than the death of their child.
If you're going to a Catholic funeral for the first time, or you need to arrange a Catholic funeral with burial or cremation, our simple online guide to Catholic funerals and cremations should help you to find the answers to your questions.
This month’s podcast features an extended interview with BBC financial journalist Sally Bundock – co-presenter of the BBC’s flagship business programme ‘Business Live’. Sally’s story is moving and inspiring. Sadly last Summer, after an eight-year battle with cancer, her husband Paul died. Devastating – especially when you leave a wife and three young children behind – but in the face of this grief, Sally is strong, positive and gives a great example of Christian witness.
Aside from birth, dying is the only other experience we will all share. So why do we find it so hard to talk about? Learn more
Living with the knowledge that death is close at hand can take a huge toll. It can feel like you're on an emotional rollercoaster. Learn more
How can you find meaning in what’s happening? Rising above grief and connecting spiritually to something greater might help. Learn more
Dying well, or what constitutes a 'good' death will mean different things to us all. But if you can face up to dying and try to prepare now, this could help you to live well too. Learn more
Caring for someone who is terminally ill, and worrying about the future can be very demanding. It's important to remember to care for yourself too. Learn more