“Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them.” —St. John Chrysostom
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Francis explained Nov. 2 that the reason for this hope is because ‘Jesus is the one who made this journey first.’
New York City’s Little Italy has an underground Christian catacomb.
The Church is a good mother who provides a number of ways to help ensure prayers for the dearly departed.
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.