Corporal Work of Mercy: Feed the Hungry
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In Oct. 26 audience on Matthew 25:35-36, the Holy Father noted the need for Christians to help migrants, the homeless, the unemployed, trafficking victims and anyone discriminated against because of race or faith.
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.
From the Register Archives
The Holy Father called the faithful to do spiritual and corporal works of mercy this Lent.
‘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.
Located around the corner from the Vatican, the new shelter is called the “Gift of Mercy” house and was inaugurated during a private Oct. 7 ceremony.
‘This hidden heroism is done with tenderness and with courage when someone is sick at home,’ he said June 10.