Is it permissible for a Catholic to donate his body to science?


#1

As the executor of a non-Catholic’s will, is it permissible for me to fulfill a last request to have the body cremated and the ashes scattered? Would it be permissible for me to fulfill my non-Catholic/non-Christian father’s request to donate his body to science?


#2

The following link should explain the Church’s position on the treatment of cremains. If you have any further questions, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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