A friend’s family is considering using a company that takes some of the cremated remains of a person and creates a diamond out of them. This seems just completely wrong to me. They are Catholic, as is the deceased, and I would like to give them a good, Catholic reason why this is wrong. Can you help?
Also, I’m guessing that the question will be brought up as to why placing the remains of the deceased in a wall at a mausoleum would be any better than wearing a piece of jewelry made from that person. I’m sure they’ll say that the jewelry is a visable memory of that person that can be displayed, viewed, and remembered all the time, while if the remains were in a wall, they would be more easily forgotten. Can you assist on this front as well?