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Your Questions & Answers

Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers with responses from Journal readers. You’ll find information at the end of the column about how to submit questions. Readers are also encouraged to go to Chapter III of Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, by Mary Baker Eddy — “Questions and Answers.”

Why didn't the church inform fellow church members of someone's passing?

From the February 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Q. This question has lingered in my thought for decades, but it came up recently when I learned through the proverbial grape vine, and not the Church, about the passing of a well-known Christian Scientist.