if you have been attending catholic church all your life, living as if you were a catholic, would you be eligible for burial in the church.
my mother, age 88 was married by a Lutheran pastor at the parsonage in 1937, she ws a methodist and baptized as one. She later divorced.
She married my father , a roman catholic, in a civil ceremony and they began to live as practicing catholics with no intervening conversion for my mother.
My father was buried from the catholic church in 1982.
My mother has decided that she will have no service at all, and I am thinking that it is because she could not prove she " is " a catholic except by her practice of faithful attendance and taking the sacraments.
Obviously we have never discussed a conversion just accepted all these years that she was a catholic.
What are the requirements for her to be buried in a catholic cemetery?
also: is it required by the catholic church to bury cremains in a cemetery or anywhere.