Charles Cowling
  A charming email arrives from Phil Smith. Phil is the founder of Soundtracktoyour.com. “Soundtracktoyour-dot-com??” we hollered at the hunched and desperate-eyed GFG galley-slaves. Answer came there none. Never heard of it.  Phil says: We at Soundtracktoyour.com are pleased to be announce that in October this month our site moves
Charles Cowling
  The story: Scores of Viking warriors descended on the shores of Lough Neagh last weekend, where they engaged in battle and bade farewell to one of their own on a blazing funeral pyre, watched by hundreds of people, young and old. The full story: It was a re-enactment.  Good
Charles Cowling
  Lay Eucharistic ministers   Posted by Richard Rawlinson Due to a shortage of priestly vocations in the Archdiocese of Liverpool, Archbishop Patrick Kelly has come up with a solution that’s likely to get a mixed response: lay people presiding over Catholic funerals when priests are not available.   He’s commissioned
Charles Cowling
David Twiston Davies, formerly chief obituary writer at the Daily Telegraph, gave a brilliant talk about his onetime trade at the Joy of Death Festival 2012. Here’s a snippet Whatever the truth, everybody wants to know why somebody has died. Unfortunately the reasons given immediately after a death are often
Charles Cowling
  From the Indian Express Contrary to the usual norm of life, one gypsy tribe from Rajasthan actually rejoice and revel in deaths in their family counting them as one of the happiest events in their lives while treating births as occasions of great grief … what distinguishes the Satiyaa community