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We know earthly death is not the end, but rather the door through which we must pass to gain eternal life. Because of our belief and hope in the Resurrection, we can face death not with fear, but with preparation. Although certainly not comprehensive, the following considerations are provided as starting points for understanding and preparing for this transition, whether it is imminent or not.

LAKE CHARLES -- In the recent weeks, the Atlantic Hurricane Season has devastated many areas of the United States, the Caribbean Islands, and Puerto Rico.  In addition, the earthquake in Mexico City has left many suffering in its wake.  The Catholics in the United States have generously contributed in the past to all of the disasters that affect our brothers and sisters, as with the two most recent special collections.

WASHINGTON — In a statement to mark Respect Life Month, October 2017, Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York reiterated the need to build a culture of life throughout the year. Cardinal Dolan chairs the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The Cardinal’s statement launches the year-long 2017-18 Respect Life Program (www.usccb.org/respectlife), which provides materials exploring the theme, “Be Not Afraid.”

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