My neighbour's mum died earlier in the year and his dad has been staying with him since then pretty much. Neighbour's mum was fairly Catholic. Anyway it turns out they have her ashes still in the house and yes grief etc etc and yet I am also sat here thinking "I feel like the church recently clarified the deal with ashes and how you shouldn't keep them at home or something"
The thing that really fascinates me is the ruling on cremation, which basically boils down to "well, if you believe that God can put you back together afterwards for the second coming and kingdom of God on earth, then go for it" which means that it was fine for my Dad and grandparents but our previous parish priest can't be cremated when he pops it
I mean, it's not great when someone who spent 6-7 years studying a topic and then basically marries it for the rest of their life isn't clear on the thing... but whatever
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