POSTED BY on 7:33 AM under , ,
Face it -- you and your loved ones are going to die someday. Maybe that day will be soon, maybe not. Either way, you're best served by being prepared to die NOW. In particular, it's critical that your wills, powers of attorney, etc., be made before you need them -- you can always change them later, but you can never make them posthumously.

Don't forget, you can make it a part of your will that the beneficiaries have masses said for your soul. If it turns out that you don't need them (i.e., you're in heaven with the Church Triumphant rather than the Church Suffering), through God's grace they will still be efficacious for your holy brothers and sisters in in Purgatory.

Do yourself a favor and listen to this ten part series so you'll know (1) how best to care for those you love and (2) how best to help those who love you care for you. The (eternal) life you save may be your own.


TN Death 2007: 10 - Hospice with Hope (Concludes this series)
Presented by

No photo available

Lowell White


iTunes | Other | |


TN Death 2007: 9 - Wills and Other Documents
Presented by
No Photo Available

Debbie Currin of Currin, Wuest, Mielke, Paul, and Knapp (in Kingwood, TX) has concentrated her practice in wills, trusts, and probate since 1986 when she received her law degree (J.D.) from South Texas College of Law


iTunes | Other | |


TN Death 2007: 8 - How to Die Well
Presented by
Fr. John Keller Fr. John Keller is Pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, TX.

iTunes | Other | |


TN Death 2007: 7 - Pastoral Care of the Sick
Presented by
Deacon Alfredo Soto Deacon Alfredo Soto, born in Bogotá, Colombia, worked for 23 years at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Also, he was Director of the Permanent Diaconate Program in the Archdiocese of Washington, where he was ordained in 2000. He is a civil engineer and an economist. Deacon Alfredo joined the Diocese of Galveston-Houston in July of 2004, working as Director of Social Services at St. Martha’s Parish in Kingwood. He has conducted a number of retreats in the Washington area and in other cities, including Houston, and was a Chaplain at the National Institute of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland from August, 2000 until April, 2004.

iTunes | Other | |


Dr. Sandra Magie, Dean of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, and an expert in bioethics, speaks on these important issues.

iTunes | Other | |


TN Death 2007: 5 - Funeral Rites
Presented by

Fr. Bill Oliver, native of Chicago, IL, pastor of St. John the Evangelist parish in Baytown, TX for past 10 years, has a Master’s Degree in Liturgy with specialization in Catholic Funeral Rites from St. John’s, Collegeville, MN, 1984. He attended seminary here in Houston at St. Mary’s Seminary beginning in 1968 and was ordained in 1977. Fr. Bill has been on various diocesan committees including the RCIA Steering Committee, and helps with the Office of Worship. In 1995, he drafted Abp. Joseph Fiorenza’s letter on the pastoral care for the sick and dying, as well as worked on the new dicesan manual for the pastoral care of the sick and dying.

iTunes | Other | |


Fr. Bill Oliver, native of Chicago, IL, pastor of St. John the Evangelist parish in Baytown, TX for past 10 years, has a Master’s Degree in Liturgy with specialization in Catholic Funeral Rites from St. John’s, Collegeville, MN, 1984. He attended seminary here in Houston at St. Mary’s Seminary beginning in 1968 and was ordained in 1977. Fr. Bill has been on various diocesan committees including the RCIA Steering Committee, and helps with the Office of Worship. In 1995, he drafted Abp. Joseph Fiorenza’s letter on the pastoral care for the sick and dying, as well as worked on the new dicesan manual for the pastoral care of the sick and dying.

iTunes | Other | |


TN Death 2007: 3 - Ministering to the Grieving
Presented by

Christine Price, a graduate of Marquette University, later received a degree in counseling from J.F.K. University in San Francisco, CA. After moving to Kingwood in 1992 Christine went to Mortuary School here in Houston and became a licensed Funeral Director.She started a support group, “Picking Up the Pieces,” in March, 1997. Facilitating the group every Tuesday night for ten years, Christine has been helping thousands of people cope with their loss, understand their feelings, and discover how to move forward and engage in life again.

iTunes | Other | |


TN Death 2007: 2 - When Someone Dies
Presented by

Christine Price, a graduate of Marquette University, later received a degree in counseling from J.F.K. University in San Francisco, CA. After moving to Kingwood in 1992 Christine went to Mortuary School here in Houston and became a licensed Funeral Director.She started a support group, “Picking Up the Pieces,” in March, 1997. Facilitating the group every Tuesday night for ten years, Christine has been helping thousands of people cope with their loss, understand their feelings, and discover how to move forward and engage in life again.

iTunes | Other | |


TN Death 2007: 1 - What is Death?
Presented by

Fr. Oscar Cantu iis a native of Houston, baptized at Holy Name Parish, where he now serves as pastor. He is a product of our local Catholic schools (Holy Name, St. Thomas, UST). Fr. Oscar has served as parochial vicar at various parishes in the Houston area — St. Christopher’s, St. Cecilia’s, and St. Frances Cabrini. Fr. Oscar did post graduate studies in Rome at the Gregorian University. He teaches part-time in the theology department at the University of St. Thomas.

iTunes | Other | ||
2 comments so far:
    Fon November 29, 2007 at 8:32 AM , said...

    Thanks for the information on topics.I was excited by this article.
    Thank you again.

    College online for good ideas.

     
    Anonymous July 13, 2011 at 11:37 AM , said...

    TN Death 2007: 8 - How to Die Well
    Presented by Fr. John Keller is Pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston, TX.


    Houston Priest Still Working Despite Abuse Accusation
    He Acknowledges He Crossed a 'Boundary' with Boy 2 Decades Ago

    By Reese Dunklin
    The Dallas Morning News [Houston TX]
    June 9, 2003

    Shortly after U.S. Catholic bishops began a crackdown on sex abuse last summer, the Diocese of Galveston-Houston received a complaint about one of its priests.

    The Rev. John T. Keller had allegedly let a deacon's teenage son drink wine on a trip two decades ago, then called the intoxicated boy into bed and fondled him.

    Questioned by the diocese, Father Keller denied abusing the youth but acknowledged he "crossed a proper boundary by holding you in a manner inappropriate for a priest," Bishop Joseph A. Fiorenza wrote the deacon's now-grown son in January.

    For his actions, Father Keller would have to undergo counseling "to ensure he is not at risk for any future inappropriate behavior," the bishop wrote. His job was safe, though.

    The priest is one of several from across the country who have faced questions about their conduct but who have remained in ministry since the bishops adopted their new zero-tolerance policy.

    Father Keller declined interview requests. After inquiries by The Dallas Morning News this spring, he discussed the claims during Masses at his current parish, Prince of Peace Catholic Community in northwest Houston. Church members responded by giving him standing ovations, diocesan officials said.

    Bishop Fiorenza's chancellor, the Rev. Frank Rossi, said the diocese concluded the "conduct that was determined to have occurred did not fit for it to be identified as sexual abuse" under the new policy. He added that there had been no other allegations made against Father Keller.

     

Copyright Sonitus Sanctus | Using the GreenTech Theme | Bloggerized by Falcon Hive.com