Remains must be in a sacred place, explains Dominican Father Thomas Petri.
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Hundreds of pilgrims have flocked to a Missouri monastery this week to see the remains of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, a Benedictine sister who died four years ago and whose recently exhumed body shows very little signs of decay. EWTN News’ Kelsey Wicks went to Gower, Missouri, last weekend to cover this remarkable story.
The USCCB reiterates the Church’s preference for burial of the deceased and stating that newer methods do not show respect for the human body.
This Friday men and women, young and old from around the country rallied in Washington, D.C., against the tragedy of abortion. Their protest marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade — which was decided 50 years ago on Jan 22, 1973 — despite the fact that Roe has been overturned. Pro-life organizers told the Register’s national reporter Lauretta Brown that the marches are now more important than ever. She joins now to explain why. Then we turn to a different kind of pro-life question: Is human composting a moral option? Register columnist John Grondelski joins us to explain the Church’s teaching on proper Christian burial.
“The Church earnestly recommends the pious custom of burying the bodies of the dead be observed...” (Canon 1176)
If burying the dead is a corporal work of mercy, where does that leave cremation?
COMMENTARY: Because his body is the body of a person — a human person redeemed by Christ, who ‘became flesh and lived among us’ — that body is sacred, a temple of the Holy Spirit, a sacramental.