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Old 26th October 2016, 05:24 PM
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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released an instruction Tuesday regarding burial and cremation, reiterating the Church's teaching that cremation, while strongly discouraged, can be permissible under certain restrictions and that scattering the ashes is forbidden.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/ne...attered-44196/

The bodies of the faithful are temple of the Holy Spirit and; therefore, deserve respect following the example of the love and care the Virgin Mary and the Holy Saints buried our Lord.

God in His infinite power and mercy can definitely resurrect the cremated body of a faithful whose ashes has been scattered in the sea or air, but this is definitely not the way of a Christian burial.
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Old 26th October 2016, 06:19 PM
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Here is an article with more information.

http://www.catholicnews.com/services...-cremation.cfm
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Cremation is not intrinsically evil. But burial is a discipline more in agreement with the doctrine of the resurrection. Keeping the remains, whether ashes or bodies, in a cemetery, allows the faithful to visit the remains, recall the life of the departed, and meditate on the afterlife and the resurrection.
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