Death/grief

20 Answers: Death and Judgement

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Catholic Answers

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9781941663950
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30 Days of Hope for Restoration in Infant Loss

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$9.99
Your heart grieves. The tears won't stop. You sense bitterness and anger growing in you as you struggle between grief and trying to trust God through this part of your journey. No matter how hard you try, you can't seem to find the delicate balance between your grief and faith in God for the future. It is difficult to understand God's purpose in the death of a child. You doubt you will ever find peace, comfort, or understanding. Author Maegan Roper, who as walked this dark road, shares the light of hope she received from Christ as He restored her and brought her from grief to joy. Weaving portions of her own personal story with words of encouragement and Scripture, you'll begin to feel restored as you experience the same peace and understanding she found on her journey from loss to hope
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9781596694385
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2015-07-06
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After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to Healing and Hope

$12.99
After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to Healing and Hope is a book about grief, healing, and hope after miscarriage. Not afraid to examine the raw emotions that accompany such an experience, the author tells women that they are not alone in reacting strongly, even frighteningly, to their loss and reassures them that hope and healing will come. Having experienced multiple miscarriages herself, Karen shares excerpts from her personal journals, as well as other women's stories, rich quotes about grieving and the healing process, and practical advice. A helpful resource section includes a wide variety of information from both Catholic and secular sources.
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9780867169973
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2012-01-19
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Arise from Darkness: What to Do When Life Doesn't Make Sense

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$16.95
Well-known author, psychologist and priest Fr. Benedict Groeschel draws on his own years of personal experiences in dealing with people's problems, tragedies and darkness as he offers help and guidance for any Christian troubled or burdened by life. If you are struggling with fear, anxiety, grief, loss of loved ones, hurt, anger or anything that makes life difficult or the road through it dark, then this book was written for you. Fr. Benedict offers practical suggestions on how to keep going and even grow with the help of God's grace, even when this help seems remote. The Christian response to the problem of evil and suffering began with the cross of Christ. Our answer is inseparable from the cross-from Jesus' own encounter with evil and his triumph over it. In this light, Fr. Benedict recalls some of our most frequently encountered sorrows and griefs: the failure of friends, financial and personal insecurity, the failure of some in the Church, our own inconsistent behaviors and weaknesses, and the death of loved ones. As we examine these painful experiences, he shows that we can find solutions in the Gospel and in the lives of saints, heroes, and very brave ordinary people.
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9780898705256
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1995-12-01
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Blessed Is the Fruit of Thy Womb: Rosary Reflections on Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss

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Blessed Is the Fruit of Thy Womb invites grieving mothers to let the Blessed Mother accompany them on their journey of grief and healing. Mary not only understands their loss, but wishes to bring mothers to healing through the saving work of her son.
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9781681925042
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2019-06-24
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Caring for a Dying Loved One: A Comprehensive Guide

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$9.95
Someone in your family is diagnosed with a terminal disease and your whole world is turned upside down. What can you do to help them through their final days? Where will they be cared for? And by whom? How do you decide? What do you do when members of the family disagree on the best way to care for the dying loved one? What resources are available to make it easier for everyone involved? What ethical issues may arise regarding the withholding or withdrawal of life support? How can the loved one be ministered to spiritually as he or she prepares for etemity? When is it time to let them go and how do you go about it? How might hospice help? This is only a small sample of the many matters covered in this handy guide for those who are responsible for the care of a dying loved one.
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9780818908965
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2001-10-01
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Catholic Approach to Widowhood: A Journey with Mary

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A series of brief but profound meditations on every imaginable emotion a person could experience following the death of a loved one.
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9780818912962
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2009-01-01
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Comfort for Loss

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9781596364448
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Daily Prayer for Times of Grief

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As fixed-hour prayer gains in popularity among Christians of all persuasions, it is only natural that they should want to adopt this ancient practice to particular life circumstances. Drawing on her own experience of losing her young husband to cancer, in this poignant offering, Lisa B. Hamilton accommodates the practice of fixed-hour prayer for those who mourn.

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9781612611280
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2012-02-01
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From Grief to Grace: The Journey from Tragedy to Triumph

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Grief touches all of our lives, but it does not have to paralyze us with fear or inaction. God allows suffering because He knows how powerful it can be to our spiritual lives and to helping us fully embrace His love and mercy. In this insightful and practical book, you'll learn how to live a life of redemptive suffering that will draw you through grief into a state of tenacity, meaning, holiness, and joy.

Author Jeannie Ewing is no stranger to suffering. Her family has long struggled with bipolar disorder and depression, and her baby daughter was born with a rare genetic disorder that caused her bones to prematurely fuse together. Despite the many layers of sadness, loss, confusion, and anger, Jeannie responded to God's calling and transformed her life into one with profound purpose and joy.

Combining her training in psychology and counseling with real-life examples, Jeannie will show you that there is much life to be lived in the midst of loss.

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9781622822942
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2016-05-17
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GRIEF (Help A Friend) Fold-out Pamphlet

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Its difficult for many people to know what to say or do when someone has just experienced the loss of a loved one. This easy-to-read pamphlet equips readers to care for and comfort those who are grieving. Grief includes a simple overview on how to care for those suffering from a loss and struggles those grieving are likely to experience. A Quick Tips section covers things to avoid saying and suggested further resources, and this 20-panel resource equips readers with biblical wisdom and practical, time-tested advice from Joni Eareckson Tada. The Help a Friend pamphlet series focuses on the first response by a caring friend to bad news about a loved one. Friends gain the confidence to reach out rather than avoid, equipped with biblical wisdom and practical, time-tested advice from Joni Eareckson Tada.
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9781628624748
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2016-10-29
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Grieving Together: A Couple's Journey Through Miscarriage

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After struggling with infertility, Laura and Franco Fanucci miscarried their third child in the first trimester. Later, their twin daughters were born prematurely and lived only a few days. Laura and Franco are here to tell you that, while your miscarriage is a deeply personal loss, you are not alone.

Grieving Together is written by a couple specifically for couples, understanding that both spouses have experienced a loss and grieve differently.

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9781681921860
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2018-10-29
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Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith

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Losing a loved one is perhaps the most painful and overwhelming of life's experiences. It challenges you physically and emotionally, raises tough questions about the future, and incites impossible-to-answer questions about what you could have done differently. Your key to understanding all these issues ? and healing ? is your Catholic Faith. Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith gives Catholics a meaningful way to help themselves or others through this challenging time. With personal stories, reassuring prayers, and spiritual wisdom, it provides: An understanding of how grief affects ? and can be lightened by ? the heart, soul, and mind The perspective to sort through difficult physical, emotional, and spiritual feelings Positive ways to deal with sorrow Empowering wisdom for building a stronger faith Tips for providing comfort to adults, teens, and children who are grieving A perfect resource for grief support groups, clergy, lay ministers, and individuals alike, Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith offers comfort, empathy, and inspiration that will be relied upon time and time again.
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9781592762002
Publication Date: 
2006-03-01
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Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief

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The classic guide for dealing with grief and loss

For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are thoughtful words to strengthen, inspire and comfort.

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9780380773381
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1994-12-01
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I Miss You: A First Look at Death

$7.99
When a close friend or family member dies, it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. This book helps boys and girls understand that death is a natural complement to life, and that grief and a sense of loss are normal feelings for them to have following a loved one's death. Titles in this sensitively presented series explore the dynamics of various relationships experienced by children of preschool through early school age. Kids are encouraged to understand personal feelings and social problems as a first step in dealing with them. Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, these books promote positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers. The story lines are simple and direct--easily accessible to younger children. There are full-color illustrations on every page.
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9780764117640
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2001-01-01
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I Will See You in Heaven Cat Lovers Edition

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Beautiful New Expanded Edition Includes:
Blessing and prayers
Special presentation pages
Photos of readers' beloved companions

Franciscan Jack Wintz wants you to know--the Bible gives us many clues that we will be with our pets in heaven for eternity!

"Our God is a God of overflowing love, goodness, and beauty who is ready to give over everything to those he loves. This goodness is reflected in the whole family of creation. When God says of any creature, whether human or nonhuman, that it is good or very good, it's not simply a matter of moral goodness. The creature also has an inherent goodness and beauty--a beauty that reflects God, who is Beauty itself."
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9781557259592
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2018-12-06
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In Heaven We'll Meet Again

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In wise and consoling letters written to a mother sorrowing over the death of her child, Fr. Franois Ren Blot, S.J., summons the Church's greatest saints who testify with one voice that death's wound, though grievous, separates us but a short while from those who have died before us.

Acknowledging that profound sorrow at the death of a loved one is appropriate, Fr. Blot nonetheless gives us reasons to be joyful even in the midst of our sorrow: not only will we be reunited with our loved ones in heaven, but we can also look forward to our friendships being perfect, free of all selfishness and regrets.

Moreover, the saints say, in heaven we will love and know the love of countless souls we never met on earth, our Guardian Angel, and all the choirs of angels!

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9781622823307
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2016-03-22
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Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ

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$24.95
It is said that children learn what they live. But children also teach the adults in their lives lessons on subjects such as unconditional love, self-sacrifice, self-forgetfulness, patience and more. The ordinary way an adult learns these things from his or her children is by caring for them.

Every parent knows that. But some extraordinary children seem sent by God to teach us about the -big questions- such as life, death, suffering, and the existence of God. The children in this book, all of whom suffered terribly during their short lives, bore witness to God's love and an understanding of the meaning of suffering and -what to do with it- that belied their years. And their teaching was not limited to their immediate family: Everyone with whom they came into contact, from doctors and nurses, to major political figures and popes to family friends and other children, was profoundly affected by the encounter.

This book will make you cry, yes, but the tears will be mixed with something akin to joy at the beauty of the short lives of Brendan, Margaret, and Audrey, and awe at the grace and dignity with which they bore their crosses, lived and enjoyed this life, and ultimately left it to be with the God they all loved. In this time in which there is so much despair and sadness, and in this world in which we are so frequently reminded that it can truly be a -vale of tears, - let the Littlest Suffering Souls remind you that this present life is not all there is; let the Littlest Suffering Souls point you to heaven and to Christ.
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9781505108392
Publication Date: 
2017-03-30
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Making Sense Out of Suffering

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This book is for anyone who has ever wept and wondered, "Why?" Peter Kreeft observes that our world is full of billions of normal lives that have been touched by apparently pointless and random suffering. This account of a real and honest personal quest is both engaging and convincing. Written from a deep well of wisdom derived from experience and careful observation, Making Sense Out of Suffering is a book for empty hearts, not full ones. Read it if you are hungry for insight into the mystery of suffering. A Servant Book.
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9780892832194
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1986-07-01
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Midwife for Souls

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$12.95
This best-selling, classic work on the spirituality of caring for the dying is now expanded with moving stories and lessons gleaned from the author's experience as a hospice nurse. Caregivers, friends, and family members are provided with valuable insights into the power of the Catholic faith and prayer in ministering to a dying person. Poetic, practical, and credible, this book is an invaluable guide for anyone who accompanies others during their final pilgrimage here on earth--and helps in their birthing to eternal life.
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9780819848567
Publication Date: 
2007-01-01
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No One Cries the Wrong Way: Seeing God Through Tears

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$14.95
Have you ever found yourself tongue-tied when encountering someone suffering, dying, or having just lost someone close? As people of faith, we are invited to trust in the wonderful goodness of God. Then how are we to understand the sufferings of so many of God's people? Where is God to be found in the midst of a world filled with so much pain and loss? What difference does it make to pray? No One Cries the Wrong Way offers some glimpses into these great questions. Certainly, there are no easy answers. Any words about God will fall far short of the truth of who God is. Indeed, we stand here before the great mystery. But we do not stand along; without hope; or without something to offer. Consoling in a way that is both simple and profound, Fr. Kempf helps us trust the Love in the midst of the pain. At the end of the book, there is a prayer service for each chapter, questions for reflect or discussion, and quotes for meditation and prayer.
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9781612786025
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2012-02-06
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Praying Our Goodbyes: A Spiritual Companion Through Life's Losses and Sorrows (Revised)

$16.95
A compassionate, spiritual work about soothing the sting of any kind of loss--a job change, the end of a friendship or of youth, or the death of a loved one. This thoughtful work focuses on the spirituality of change. Sister Joyce Rupp offers topics for reflection and discussion, as well as specific prayers, to heal the hurts of everyday life and death.
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9781594712050
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2009-05-09
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Straight Talk About Abortion

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9781933919607
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We Are the Lord's: A Catholic Guide to Difficult End-Of-Life Questions

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No one likes to think about death and many are not ready for it, either as the patient or a loved one. And yet, the dying process is oftentimes marked by an array of diverse and confusing questions that can catch anyone off guard.

What are we supposed to do?

We Are the Lord's is a succinct, quick-reference guide to difficult end-of-life questions, framed by divine wisdom and Church teaching. Its easy-to-read chapters and question-and-answer format can be a welcomed help to any person or family who are searching for answers during a difficult and traumatic time.

We Are the Lord's answers such questions as:
  • What's the difference between medical care and medical treatment?
  • Are pain medications okay? How much is too much?
  • What should I do if my loved one refuses to eat or drink?
  • When is it okay to suspend nutrition and hydration?
  • What to do if medical personnel pressure you to accept treatment that you feel is not morally acceptable?
  • Is a breathing tube considered "extraordinary care"?
  • Is a breathing tube morally different from a feeding tube?
  • How do I know when it's okay to let go and stop treatment of my loved one?
  • How to handle challenging situations concerning DNR ("do not resuscitate").
  • How do I handle the guilt of making a decision that ended a person's life?
  • ...and more
  • This book is an invaluable resource for direct and focused responses to some of life's most difficult and painful questions. It straightforwardly addresses end-of-life questions, such as the gift of life, redemptive suffering, judgment, and the hope of eternal life, as well as how to properly understand the Catholic Funeral Mass.

    Whether as a preparation for a future journey or as an immediate guide for you now, We Are the Lord's is available and ready to help.
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    9781505114614
    Publication Date: 
    2019-06-28
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    Your Grieving Child

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    $8.95
    There's nothing so heart wrenchingly difficult as answering a grieving child's questions about the death of a loved one. Read this book before you need it, then keep it handy for when you do need it.
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    9780879733988
    Publication Date: 
    2001-03-01
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