Monks sue for the right to build and sell caskets

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NEW ORLEANS (RNS) When St. Joseph Abbey decided to open a woodshop on All Saints Day 2007 to sell handcrafted caskets to the public, the hope was that the sales would pay for the medical and educational needs of the abbey’s 36 Benedictine monks. The board regulating Louisiana’s embalmers and funeral directors, however, would have […]

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