Catholic church forbids cremation?

By: Dan Ciha
Monday, April 11, 2016


Does the Catholic Church forbid cremation at the time of a death?


No it does not. In years past, as it was throughout this country, the practice of cremation was not generally regarded as a choice at the time of a death. In our society today this has changed, along with the many choices one’s family has at that time. As with all important decisions, it is best to consult with those involved before making a final decision. By talking with family members, members of your clergy, and a funeral professional, one can make these difficult decisions before a death occurs.

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