NCR Podcast: The communion of saints (and souls)

(Julie Lonneman)

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NCR contributor Melissa Musick Nussbaum talks about liturgical traditions that remember the dead and how Catholics can start their own traditions to remember loved ones gone before them. Later, Fr. Christopher DeGiovine reflects on the month of November as a period of remembrance. He shares inspiration from Scripture and other Catholic thinkers as well as his thoughts as a pastor on the great mystery of life after death.

Show Notes

  • In Celebration, Fr. Christopher DeGiovine reflects on November and the "great mystery of life after death."
  • Have you met our sister publication? Celebration Publications is our comprehensive pastoral resource — check out the new website!
  • NCR columnist Melissa Musick Nussbaum encourages others to leave an empty chair at the table for the beloved dead.
  • Melissa's book, "The Catholic Catalogue," covers feast days, seasons of the liturgical calendar, and daily Catholic acts.
  • Young Voices columnist Clare Coffey agrees: Let the dead have November.

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