Suicide doesn’t end the pain — it passes it on for others to carry.

And sometimes, the Church makes that pain a much heavier burden.

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You’d be 29 today. Instead, the grass is slowly growing back on your grave.

I heard your name at Mass during prayers for the deceased, and did a double take. I knew your sister was a member of the church, but couldn’t believe it was your name. I spent the next…