Cremation?


#1

My churches priest has recently passed away, so I need a answer to a very important question.
I am preparing my will. I would like to be cremated and serviced in my church. With the cremated remains placed in a cemetary plot. Is this allowed by the Catholic Laws?


#2

Dear VAP,

Here is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says on the matter:

“The Church permits cremation, provided that it does not demonstrate a denial of the faith in the resurection of the body.”
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Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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