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Human composting and human liquefying are now legal in some states, and although the Vatican hasn’t weighed in on these specific means, the Church has clear teachings on burying the dead.
More than 200 people were laid to rest in an archdiocesan Catholic cemetery last week.
Uvalde Mortician: Without a Relationship With God ‘There’s No Way You Can Handle Something Like This’
Andres Ybarra prays throughout the day amid his work and is devoted to the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Rosary.
Vatican Reiterates That Cremation Permissible Under Certain Restrictions, Scattering Ashes Forbidden
Ad Resurgendum Cum Christo (To Rise With Christ), published Oct. 25, states that the Church ‘continues to prefer the practice of burying the bodies of the deceased, because this shows a greater esteem towards the deceased.’ And the ‘ashes of the faithful must be laid to rest in a sacred place,’ such as in a cemetery or church.
‘Everyone has the right to be mourned and prayed for,’ says priest of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago, which has donated hundreds of graves to help bury the remains of the deceased — often homeless adults.