Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What the Church Teaches About Cremation

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While cremation is not prohibited unless it is chosen for reasons “contrary to Christian teaching,” the Catholic Church prefers that the body of a deceased person be buried in accord with Church custom, according to statements issued by two U.S. archdioceses...

...“Especially to be condemned are the practices of scattering the ashes, enclosing them in jewelry, dividing them among relatives as keepsakes or doing other bizarre things with them,” Archbishop Sheehan wrote in an All Souls’ Day statement. “Such practices do not give honor to the body and, indirectly, are an affront to our belief in the resurrection of the dead....

This is a very good and informative article regarding cremations for Catholics. You can read the article in its entirety here.

Mahalo to Lisa Graas for sharing via Twitter.

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