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.
As we reflect on the death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, we take the opportunity to again share the Cardinal's 'Pause for Thought' first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2016: “I think, quite simply, that the way to have a good death is to try to live a good life."
Funeral directors and all those involved in the funeral industry have it tough. Day in day out, the role involves dealing with a lot of sadness, grief and loss.
Why not listen to our ‘Art of Dying Well’ podcasts? Each programme aims to make death and dying something we can talk about openly without discomfort or fear. We speak to interesting guests, engage in a little ‘Death Chatter’ before getting the 'View From The Chaplain’s Chair’.
August’s podcast looks at the world of the funeral director – looking after families and final wishes in the immediate aftermath of the death of a loved one. We talk about the advantages of planning ahead, children at funerals, the pressures of the job and being buried in your football kit!
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