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Pope Francis: Like Benedict XVI, be ‘humble laborers’ for the Church

Pope Francis presided on Friday morning at a Mass of intercession for the repose of the souls of Pope Benedict XVI

How To Save A Life: On surviving my own attempt and...

After all, people don’t just need to prepare for what happens after death. As I have learned, we must also plan to live.

Groups renew calls to surface Desaparecidos on All Souls’ Day

The groups said authorities must open military camps and secret detention centers for families searching for the disappeared

Living and Holy, Holy People

"Why bring flowers that can't smell them? Why bring food that can't be eaten? Why still light a candle that cannot be seen? ”

Filipinos throng cemeteries for All Saints’ Day

In the deeply religious Philippines, the day is a public holiday to enable people to travel hours to visit gravesites in far-flung areas

No bodies, no graves, only lighted candles

’On the feast of All Souls’ Day, though I light a candle in our veranda and offer a prayer for him, I also prepare my son’s favorite dish’

Pope Francis: ‘Do you desire heaven above everything else?’

"Let’s face it, we have gotten pretty good at compromising with the Gospel,” the pope said in St. Peter’s Basilica on November 2

Rituals to memorialize the dead

Despite cultural differences, we share a common desire to memorialize the dead

Manila Cathedral opens chapel for souls ahead of ‘Undas’

The chapel, which will be open until November 9, features a marble relief of Mary, Refuge of Sinners and a replica of Michelangelo’s Pietá

Photos: Philippines’ candlemakers prepare for ‘Undas’

The demand for candles has picked up as authorities relaxed health restrictions and allowed more people to visit their departed

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