Catholic Cemeteries, Mortuaries to Offer Contactless Options Amid Pandemic

first_imgThe Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced Friday its Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries started offering contactless burial options due to state and local public health restrictions and high demand for funeral services.“We follow our Church’s teachings of the Corporal Works of Mercy which includes burial of the dead. Just as when we give water to the thirsty, food to the hungry or shelter the homeless, all of us at Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries see God’s face in the families and patrons we serve,” said Brian McMahon, Director of Community Outreach of the Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries.“As Catholic Cemeteries, we are committed to that belief. We want people to know that our staff remains committed and is working hard to meet ‘the communities and our patron’s needs.”The Archdiocese of Los Angeles said that public health protocols limiting in-person appointments have created delays for people planning services for loved ones, prompting the changes.Families will not witness the burials, but the following services will be offered:• arrangements via phone and email for immediate funeral/burial needs;• outdoor prayer service;• graveside committal immediately following the prayer service; and• memorial mass at a later date.The cemeteries will remain open for people to visit loved ones, but the administration building is closed to the public.People seeking further information about the Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries’ changes during COVID-19 can go to 100 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Faith Catholic Cemeteries, Mortuaries to Offer Contactless Options Amid Pandemic CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Friday, January 22, 2021 | 3:31 pm Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Tips For Dating As A Single DadHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Top of the News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

State Spotlight: Is Louisiana Verging on a Housing Crunch?

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / State Spotlight: Is Louisiana Verging on a Housing Crunch? Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, News Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Previous: Experts Talk Housing Outlook After the Election Next: At the Intersection: Discrimination and Diversity in the Modern Workplace The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago State Spotlight: Is Louisiana Verging on a Housing Crunch? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago September 5, 2016 1,131 Views  Print This Post Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Baton Rouge Fannie Mae Louisiana New Orleans 2016-09-05 Kendall Baer Tagged with: Baton Rouge Fannie Mae Louisiana New Orleans About Author: Kendall Baer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Louisiana may be on the verge of a large housing crunch due to not just the recent flooding causing disruption to thousands of homeowners but also the economic situation in large metro areas in the state according to a recent report from The Home Story presented by Fannie Mae.The report states that in particular, New Orleans, while having escaped most of the flooding, is seeing an economic slowdown that is impacting their housing market.“The backsliding economic situation in metro New Orleans is disappointing,” says Kim Betancourt, director of economics for Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Economics and Market Research (MRG) group. “New Orleans’ short-lived economic recovery is over, and the metro area is on the verge of slipping into a recession.”The report notes that this is due to the economy feeling the full effects of booming oil prices gone bust. Fannie Mae says that reports from Moody Analytics show that they do not expect to see a revival in New Orleans until 2019, when job growth will amount to just 0.7 percent. Suffering from lingering low oil prices and muted U.S. exports, they anticipate that total local employment will slide 0.4 percent over the next five years. This is compared to a national gain of 1.1 percent.Despite this, Fannie Mae notes that there are some bright spots in New Orleans’ economy such as oil refineries. The report notes that these have registered about 6 percent gain in employment year over year, and wages are higher than average. Additionally, the commentary notes that “the metro’s well-developed port and logistics infrastructure remains one of its strongest economic drivers.”Business costs are also “quite attractive” for bringing new companies to the area at 89 percent of the national average, according to the Fannie Mae commentary. Prosperity NOLA is one example of how the city is hoping to capitalize on its strengths. They do note thought that the cost of living in New Orleans registers at 103 percent of the national average.“A focus on more professional, scientific, and technical jobs would be a big help and could help propel the Crescent City to a brighter future in the next decade,” says the Fannie Mae commentary.Meanwhile, uncertainty hangs over the extent to which recent flooding has further disrupted housing in parts of the state.The report says that the AP reported initial estimates of damage to more than 40,000 homes have been revised to reflect upwards of 60,000 or more.Fannie Mae cites The Baton Rouge Advocate, who reports that the state capital of Baton Rouge is in for a “crazy” housing market — at least over the short run — as people scramble to find temporary shelter while they restore their damaged homes.In addition, The Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors® reports that the inventory of homes for sale on the local market is inadequately low to meet the needs of displaced residents. They state that before the flooding, there were 3,382 homes on the market which is only a 3.9-month supply at the current sales pace.Fannie Mae shares that over the longer term, some of those who are active in the Baton Rouge market expect to see housing demand shift away from flood-impacted areas to higher-elevation locations where homes avoided serious flood damage.last_img read more