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Ways to say goodbye

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

This article was written by Elena Curti and was first published in The Tablet on 30 August 2017

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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Women Deacons

Women Deacons

This interview with Dr Phyllis Zagano was published Salt and Light Media on 3 Jun 2017

Pope Francis' commission to study women deacons in the Catholic Church is quietly conducting their work. In this rare interview, commissioner and leading expert on the topic Phyllis Zagano discusses three of her books that build the case for admitting women to the diaconate today.

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Calm Me Lord

Calm Me Lord

This song was written by Margaret Rizza and published to You Tube 3 Feb 2013

Born in 1929, Margaret Rizza only began to compose in 1997. Since then she has become a major personality in the world of Christian choral music, with substantial sales of both her printed and recorded music, which includes chart topping Taizé Chants. All this followed an illustrious career as an opera singer spanning 25 years, under the name Margaret Lensky, working with conducters such as Britten, Stravinsky and Bernstein

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