The stories of our dear departed keep them with us
By Father Steve Porter, STL
Loving our loved ones once they’ve moved on ... As Catholics we very firmly believe that death is not the end, that there is hope, and that that hope lies in Jesus Christ, and only in him—he is the resurrection, and the life. Eat and drink, as he commands us, and we shall live forever—that’s the promise he made, and I believe it! Our faith says that our loved ones are with God, yet our heart says, “ouch,” our loved ones are not with us ... anymore.