September 21, 2019

Tag - Cremation

Respect for the Body?

I shouldn’t be surprised by what I see on the internet each day, but a January 11, 2018 Seattle Times headline did capture my attention: “Box with Cremated Remains Found in Goodwill Store.” According to the Vancouver Police Department, “an employee...

Burying the Dead

We are required to bury the dead. What about when someone is cremated? Is it okay to have the ashes in an urn in your house? What about the ash bracelets and lockets that funeral homes now offer? Canon Law states: “The Church earnestly recommends...

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