Does the Church allow cremation?

My mother requested to be cremated in her will. What is the church’s standing on Cremation & is there any “rules” about distributing her ashes?
Thanks, Kia

The following links should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church’s teaching on cremation. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.
Recommended Reading:
**
[LIST]
*]
Does the Church allow cremation?**
]* Catholic Burial ground?**
]* What can be done with cremains?**
]* Can I bury my ashes at home?**
]* Is it correct to keep the cremains of a deceased relative in your home?**
[/LIST]

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.