Melting Corpses?! What Does the Church Teach About Burial and Respect for the Dead?

If you die on Malta, if a proposed alternate corpse disposal system is approved,your soft tissues could be melted down into a thick, syrupy paste, then along with standard waste, it could be dumped into the sewer system or used to fertilize crops, Your bones could be ground up, then returned to your family, like ashes, to be scattered.The island of Malta is pretty small--only about 95 square miles.  And it's pretty crowded, with more than 450,000 residents. So getting rid of dea … [Read more...]