Being Catholic Means Sharing in Both the Joy of Life and the Grief of Death

Being Catholic Means Sharing in Both the Joy of Life and the Grief of Death

A few days after the quiet ultrasound we had them over for an informal dinner. The baby was still inside her; she would deliver the body that night. The husband observed that his wife had become a living icon of the Pietà, carrying the body of her beloved child. If I didn’t cry, I should have.

It all sounds a bit overwhelming, but in the moment it felt normal and natural. We know others who have suffered the same kind of loss, and we know that ­someday, in all likelihood, we will, too.

Read more at the Scottish Catholic Observer.