[quote="123Strontium, post:1, topic:318073"]
I thought they weren't allowed to be cremated because of the resurrection of the dead, so how was this change allowed/ reasoned?
I don't know why the Church permits it today, although I strongly suspect high funerary costs have something to do with it. In my great-grandparents generation, the community gathered within a day or two to bury the dead in a plain box. Today, most families delay the funeral so that scattered friends and relatives can attend, and that often requires embalming the body in addition to other costs (transportation, flowers, headstone, grave, donations to the parish, meal after the service, etc). Cremation isn't cheap either, but it's not as expensive as a burial.
Nevertheless, I would describe the Church's attitude toward cremation as "Mehhh." Burial is the peferred option.