Joy and grief will coexist as Americans return to pre-pandemic life – ‘everyday memorials’ will help


(The Conversation) — After more than 17 months of pandemic restrictions, Americans find themselves at an awkward cultural divide. As psychologist Adam Grant wrote in a New York Times article, some of us feel a true whoosh of joy at the first hug, maskless kiss and happy reunion. Many of us are shaking off post-pandemic … Read more

Family loses appeal in lawsuit over priest’s funeral remarks


TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) — A priest who criticized a teenager’s suicide during his funeral is protected by the religion clauses of the First Amendment, the Michigan Court of Appeals said. The court affirmed a decision by a Monroe County judge who had dismissed a lawsuit by the mother of Maison Hullibarger. The 18-year-old, who was … Read more

Sisters in Florida condo collapse buried in same coffin


SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The bodies of two young sisters pulled from the rubble of a Florida condo building — so tiny that the 4 and 10-year-olds were placed in the same casket — were buried alongside their parents Tuesday, their white coffin draped with innocent pink and purple ribbons. Lucia Guara, “Lulu bear,” loved … Read more