Hello! God willing, this is a situation I won't have to deal with for many years, but it has been something I have been pondering as of late. My mother (a non-Catholic Christian) has stated that she wants to be cremated and have her ashes spread when she passes. As the eldest child, this duty will likely fall onto me.
I know cremation is authorized for Catholics, so long as the ashes are interred, buried, etc. However, I'm not sure how those rules apply in a situation where a Catholic is asked to 'spread the ashes' of a non-Christian, especially in the case where the cremated person is one's mother (i.e. 'Honor thy father and mother'). What do you guys think?