A Catholic woman who sued the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office claiming her son was cremated in violation of her religious beliefs will likely soon receive a settlement of nearly half a million dollars.
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There is a palpable difference between an entombed human body, ashes left over from cremation and effluent remaining from alkaline hydrolysis.
“The Church earnestly recommends the pious custom of burying the bodies of the dead be observed...” (Canon 1176)
DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: Does the respect for human bodies, which is not only a Christian duty but a universal one, require us to refrain from examining and displaying human remains?
If burying the dead is a corporal work of mercy, where does that leave cremation?
With the death toll from the virus continuing to climb, Church leaders have authorized cremations even though the burial practice is viewed locally as a Hindu custom, not a Christian one.
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.
Document issued in response to an increase in the number of cremations and ideas "contrary to the faith" that have become widespread.