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  • Crying and Digging

    Crying and Digging
    For centuries in America, we tended to our dead. People died at home, and relatives prepared the body, laid it out in the parlor and sat by as callers paid final respects. The body was buried in the family cemetery, if there was one, or on the back 40; pieties were spoken, and life went on until the next person died. Death, if not a welcome visitor, was a familiar one. This changed, incrementally, during the Civil War, when others were paid to undertake the job of transporting the bodies of soldiers killed far from home; this is when formaldehyde as an embalming agent was first used. But it was only 100 years ago that we began routinely to hand over our dead to the undertakers. Soon the gravely ill as well were deemed too taxing, and moved to hospitals to die. Within decades, what had for millennia been familial responsibilities were appropriated by professionals.
  • Cardinal Mahony used cemetery money to pay sex abuse settlement

    Cardinal Mahony used cemetery money to pay sex abuse settlement
    Pressed to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars to settle clergy sex abuse lawsuits, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony turned to one group of Catholics whose faith could not be shaken: the dead. Under his leadership in 2007, the Archdiocese of Los...

    Cemetery advocate's crusade goes on

    Cemetery advocate's crusade goes on
    Carolyn Jacobi's broad-brimmed hat and cape stood out bright red against a gray afternoon recently at Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park in Elkridge, a combined pet and human cemetery, the latest stop in her 18-year national crusade for the buried dead and...

    The week ahead

    Monday: -- Third-quarter current account balance -- Earnings: ACI Worldwide Inc.; Adobe Systems Inc.; Spartech Corp. Tuesday: -- November housing starts -- Earnings: Applied Signal Technology Inc.; Best Buy Co.; Darden Restaurants Inc.; FactSet...

    Funeral Home Merger Canceled

    Shares of Stewart Enterprises, which runs funeral homes and cemeteries, plummeted today after rival Service Corporation International withdrew a takeover offer. Houston-based Service said in a statement late last night it rejected Stewart's demand...