8.10.2006

I was thinking of this writing about Piaf, baptised but denied a funeral; was woken up this am (by a friend who gave me a Piaf tape kinda by accident a few years ago) -- seems a friend's mom -- estranged, not allowed to attend the wedding, what I've heard of her is mysterious -- died three weeks ago, but the news managed to make its way to rural New Hampshire (!) to reach some Angelinos (!) on vacation, certainly from their NYC-area estranged relatives; how sad, to be in the morgue that long, my great aunt was

funeral mass -- as we all know, this person or that person was "denied a funeral mass" for whatever reason including cremation

Those who have chosen cremation may receive a Christian Funeral Rite, unless their choice for cremation reflects a denial of the resurrection of the body and the immortality of the soul

oh, right, we're rising bodily -- I had forgotten --

The cremated remains are to be treated with the same respect given to the corporeal remains of the body. The cremated remains should be entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium; they may also be buried in a common grave in a cemetery. The practices of scattering cremated remains on the sea, from the air, or on the ground or keeping cremated remains in a home are not the reverent disposition that the Church requires.

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