Being Catholic means looking at death in a way that is similar to other faiths, and yet perhaps different. Being Catholic means having some Catholic Facebook friends, like the one reminding me last night that my mother, who recently died, would be with me at Mass celebrating Easter. Yes, we believe that about Mass. We're all there celebrating. I feel that religion and faith are not just about being comforted in difficulties. It goes so, so far beyond that. But, that's part of it, too.