A Catechesis on Death

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

What is death? It’s something that each of us will face, but that most of us would rather not think about. We talk about death sometimes as if it were a natural thing. All living things are born, grow old, and die; human beings are no exception. What could be more natural than death? But while death is a normal (and unavoidable) part of of this fallen world, the truth is that death is the most unnatural thing that any of us will ever experience. To understand why that is, we have to first ask another question:¬†what is a human being?

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