SPIRITUALITY

What is church teaching on burying cremated remains?

Q: My dad has been diagnosed with cancer and we’re not sure how much longer he will be with us. He has requested that his remains be cremated and that there be a funeral celebrated for him. My siblings think we should divide his ashes after his funeral and place them in urns in special places in our homes. What does the church teach about burying the ashes of a loved one?

What does the church teach about immigration?

Q: I have a question about immigration. What does the church teach about the rights of immigrants and refugees, and about the rights and responsibilities of the nations they are immigrating to?