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Andrew Lucas wrote:

Hi, guys —

I love my Catholic faith deeply. I take care of my parents while giving and receiving a lot of love from them. I spend 3-8 hours a day praying for others and love everyone I encounter at some level.

When I lose my parents I will be totally alone and definitely not loved by anyone. This is very OK with me as God's love and the anticipation of His Kingdom gives me so much hope that it causes me great joy.

At my death, my body will be the responsibility of the state. I cannot count on any Catholic funeral so I must prepare for the worst and the high probability that there will be no one to care for my body other than the state. I am very much at peace with having no one in my future as God's love is enough for me. My only concern or question is:

  • Will my eternal destination of Heaven, where my soul and body will once again unite, be in jeopardy if my dead body is disposed of by the state?

Keep in mind, I will die in very good graces with God.

God is Pure Love.


  { Will my eternal destination of Heaven be in jeopardy if my dead body is disposed of by the state? }

Bob replied:


You can leave a will which specifies what should happen with respect to your remains.

  • Also, why not have a Catholic funeral at the parish you attend?

Find a good priest and attorney with whom to make the arrangements.

Ultimately, your remains are not as important as your being in the friendship of God, so the state cannot affect your eternal state.


Bob Kirby

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