I’m sure that many of you have heard about the recent declaration in October from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican that the cremated remains of a loved one must be properly and reverently buried and not scattered in the woods or across a lake, or even kept in a person’s home. The declaration reiterated the church’s teaching that cremation, while strongly discouraged, can be permissible under certain restrictions.
If you haven’t heard about it from a Catholic news source, you have no doubt heard about it from a secular news source. It seems that the secular media always has something to say about the Catholic Church and her teachings, and usually presented in a negative and condemnatory way. Read more