Misc: Who Owns the Dead?

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Our great-grandparents knew how to prepare a body for burial, hosted wakes in their homes, and dug graves. Should we consider taking more ownership of our dead? After all burying the dead is one of the works of mercy. More from The New Republic here: Who Owns the Dead?

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TCC Video: Trappist Caskets a Work of Prayer

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Trappist Caskets The Trappist monks of New Mellary Abbey make their living by crafting simple handmade wooden caskets from the trees on their property. They view each casket as a work of mercy, and offer a Mass in remembrance of each person who has used one. The caskets are affordable and sustainable. Learn more about their life of work and prayer in the short video after the jump:

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