Remembering Ancestors

Posted July 19, 2018 4:55 pm by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Remembering Ancestors

If for the Romanas it was ‘dulce et decorum pro patribus mori, sweet and proper to die for one’s nation, literally, one’s fathers, it is also fitting, even noble and necessary, to remember them. Hence, we should treasure graveyards, the very tombs of those who came before, macabre, perhaps, to those who seek to abolish any thought of death, which may explain the popularity of cremation and scattering ashes to the four winds, as though to disperse their very memory, with no resting place of our ‘fathers and mothers’.
But we Catholics from the very beginning have remebered our dead, from

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