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Can I Have a Funeral Without the Body? Some Practical Ideas

A funeral without the body present happens more often than you might think. It seems that many families, friends, and loved-ones holding funerals today don’t involve an actual physical burial. If there is a burial, it tends to be held privately at another time and place with just family present. Continue reading Can I Have a Funeral Without the Body? Some Practical Ideas

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Catholic Cremations: What to Do with the Ashes

What to do with the ashes

Catholic cremations haven’t always been such a common choice for preparing the remains of a loved one associated with the Catholic Church. Before 1963 cremations were forbidden all together in the Catholic Church, as it was held to have “pagan” practice and a denial of the doctrine of Resurrection. Continue reading Catholic Cremations: What to Do with the Ashes