"If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living"

                                                                       — Romans 13:7-9

Suggested Reading

Below are listed several excellent books
which address the issues of death and
bereavement from a Catholic perspective:

Love Never Dies
    by Sandy Goodman
The Last Lecture 
    by Randy Pausch
The Bereaved Parent 
    by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff
The Shack
    by William Paul Young
When Every Day Matters
    by Mary Jane Hurley Brant
When Men Grieve
    by Elizabeth Levang
Amazing Grace for Those Who Suffer
    by Jeff Cavins and Matthew Pinto
A Grief Unveiled:
One Father's Journey Through the Death of a Child
    by Gregory Floyd
Midwife for Souls: Spiritual Care for the Dying
    by Kathy Kalina
Love Is Stronger Than Death
    by Peter Kreeft
A Grief Observed
    by C.S. Lewis
Blessed Are Those Who Mourn: Comforting Catholics in Their Time of Grief
by Glenn M. Spencer Jr.