As some my bosses are both not religious/atheists and we are a local store, we get to talk a lot. One boss was asking me a question in regards to burying the dead from a Catholic point of view after asking about Catholics donating their bodies to science. I responded to the donation to science bit by saying that Catholics may donate their bodies for organ donation. The consecrated ground bit I told him I’ll get back to him.
With the stage set, let me state my questions. Why do we bury our dead on consecrated ground? What about people who have died in wars/explorers and have gone MIA? These were the two questions that I seem to recall most vividly that I couldn’t really answer.
On a side note, I feel blessed to have bosses who aren’t religious. Not because they don’t have faith in the One True God, but because by them asking questions they are helping me grow in faith by learning the answers to questions they ask.