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Katherine wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • How does my Catholic Church view cremation?

My husband of 54 years died and is buried on the East Coast.

Necessity forced me to move to California to live close to one of my three sons. I want to be buried with my beloved husband in Rhode Island, but the cost of two undertakers, plus air fare for a casket seems prohibitive.

  • Are we not supposed to be re-united to our bodies after death anyway?

Thank you.


  { How does the Church view cremation seeing we will be re-united with our bodies after death? }

Mike replied:

Hi Katherine,

Thanks for the question.

This is a common question; it's even in our searchable knowledge base. Bookmark it today!
There are a lot of quick answers there, so give it a try next time.

I took a few minutes to search for postings that answer your question.

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Hope this helps,


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