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Aug 25, 2022

Your Questions About Cremation and Burial: Answered

Fr. Mike Schmitz

Can I be cremated? Is it okay to donate my body to science? What about the relics of Saints, they aren’t buried in the ground?

Last week, Fr. Mike began our discussion on death and burial, especially when it comes to the Catholic Church’s teaching on “scattering your ashes.” Today, he answers some of the most common questions from the comments of that video and delves deeper into why we should listen to our Mother, the Church, when she is instructing and guiding us in these matters.


Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcast The Bible in a Year.

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