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Carlos A. Garabis wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Is body cremation acceptable by the Church?
  • If ashes are acceptable, can they be spread out or do they need to be buried?
  • What is required to be buried at a Catholic cemetery?

Thank you for your time,

Very respectfully,

Carlos

  { Is cremation allowable, and If ashes are OK, can they be spread out or do they need to be buried? }

Eric replied:

Carlos,

So long as you aren't doing it to mock the Resurrection of the body, you may have a body cremated, but the ashes may not be scattered; they must be buried.

I am not sure what it takes to be buried at a Catholic cemetery; perhaps one of my colleagues knows and can respond, or you might consider calling a cemetery.

Eric

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