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  • (NJ) Abandoned baby boy laid to rest by Delbarton (Catholic High School) students

    12/18/2017 5:05:03 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The Record ^ | 12.18.17 | Peggy Wright
    (NJ) Abandoned baby boy laid to rest by Delbarton (Catholic High School) students
  • An Alternative to Burial and Cremation Gains Popularity [alkaline hyrdolysis]

    10/20/2017 7:45:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 10/19/17 | Jonah Engel Bromwich
    What do you want done with your body after you die? It is an unnerving but important question, and for most Americans there have long been only two obvious choices: burial or cremation. But a third option, a liquefaction process called by a variety of names — flameless cremation, green cremation or the “Fire to Water” method — is starting to gain popularity throughout the United States. This week, California became the 15th state to outline commercial regulations for the disposal of human remains through the method, chemically known as alkaline hydrolysis. It may seem markedly different from the traditional...
  • Dissolving the dead (A radical alternative to burial and cremation)

    05/22/2017 12:58:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 73 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 22, 2017 | William Kremer - BBC World Hacks
    For decades, most people arranging a funeral have faced a simple choice - burial or cremation? But in parts of the US and Canada a third option is now available - dissolving bodies in an alkaline solution. It will arrive in the UK soon. Its technical name is alkaline hydrolysis, but it is being marketed as “green cremation”. So long, Robert Klink Robert J Klink spent his life near water. When he was growing up in the 1950s, his parents had a cabin on South Long Lake, in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. He learned to fish and hunt...
  • What kind of human being would actually complain about this?

    05/12/2017 1:18:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Mother has special headstone made for deceased 4-year-old, only to see it removed because one person was bothered by it. What. It’s modern life circa 2017, I guess. Everything everyone does, always, everywhere, is fair game for everyone else’s mockery, scoffing, complaints, critiques . . . whatever. We can all speak to thousands of people instantly, or millions if we’re famous enough, so why miss a chance to #? Allow that type of thinking to become familiar enough, and pretty soon you get it in your head that you need to keep your fault-finding periscope up all the time, to...
  • Marine Needs Help!

    04/06/2017 5:37:28 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 31 replies
    self | 4/6/17 | self
    A Marine was found dead today - age 78 or 79. His wish is to be buried at Quantico VA Cemetery. However, we [my girlfriend and I] are having trouble locating documents such as a will, DD-214, etc. He was a lifelong friend of my girlfriend - like a 20 years older brother. So, we will shoulder the responsibility for getting him buried - if we can get documentation and certified to do so. He was estranged from his family, he had a son - and possibly a daughter. And, we have no idea of their names, much less how...
  • Texas now requires a proper burial for aborted babies, and abortionists are outraged

    11/30/2016 3:01:03 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 30, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    TEXAS, November 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Starting December 19, Texas abortion facilities will no longer be allowed to throw aborted babies' bodies in landfills or down the garbage disposal. Instead, they will be required to bury or cremate them.  The Texas Department of Health and Human Services proposed the rules in July. They were finalized Monday despite opposition from abortion supporters. The rules will apply to hospitals and abortion centers but not to women who carry out chemical abortions in their homes. The rules will also not apply to babies miscarried at home. Several of the Center for Medical...
  • Wow: Christ’s burial spot exposed for first time in centuries

    10/28/2016 4:08:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Aletelia ^ | October 27, 2016 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From National Geographic, this exclusive:   For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., and most likely centuries earlier.“The marble covering of the tomb has been pulled back, and we were surprised by the amount of fill material beneath it,” said Fredrik Hiebert, archaeologist-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, a partner in the restoration project. “It will be...
  • Exclusive: Christ's Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries

    10/27/2016 8:43:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Natiomal Geographic ^ | 10/26/16 | Kristin Romey
    Restorers working in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Israel uncover stone slab venerated as the resting place of Jesus Christ.Jerusalem, Israel For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., and most likely centuries earlier. "The marble covering of the tomb has been pulled back, and we were surprised by the amount of fill material beneath it,” said...
  • Respecting the Earth, even in death: Seattle architect proposes human composting

    05/10/2016 6:22:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 8, 2016 | Lauren Frohne
    “I had this epiphany as a thirty-something, that I was going to die someday,” says Seattle-based architect Katrina Spade. As she watched her children, (then 2 and 5 years old) grow up day to day, she thought about a time when they would be 40 years old. And that she would be 70. And that she would eventually die. She began to look into the options we have for our corpses when we die, and the spaces and rituals associated with them: hardwood caskets, concrete vaults in the ground, carbon-emitting cremation, formaldehyde embalming, claiming a piece of real estate in...
  • Kennewick Man set to receive Native American burial

    04/29/2016 2:21:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 53 replies
    washington Post ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | BEN GUARINO
    Army Corps of Engineers working with native American tribes to coordinate burial A local tribe, the Umatilla, had claimed the Kennewick Man as an ancestor; the Native American group wanted to lay the skeleton to rest according to custom.
  • Japan's corpse hotels upset some of the neighbors

    04/29/2016 10:03:36 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 11 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | Teppei Kasai, Tim Kelly
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Tucked away in a quiet residential street in Kawasaki city in Japan is a refurbished workshop with a plain silver exterior and black draped windows that residents describe as creepy. The business inside, Sousou, is one of Japan's latest so-called corpse hotels, a camouflaged morgue used to store some of Japan's mounting pile of bodies waiting for a spot in one of the nation's overworked crematoriums. “Crematories need to be built, but there isn’t any space to do so and that is creating funeral refugees," said Hisao Takegishi, who opened the business in 2014. At a daily...
  • Coffee icon gets buried in espresso maker

    02/18/2016 11:45:27 AM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Renato Bialetti, the man behind the iconic octagonal coffee pot from Italy, has died, and his freshly ground ashes were buried in a fitting urn - a giant version of the Moka that made him famous.The 93-year-old's children, Alessandra, Antonello and Alfonso, brewed up the plan to bury their dad's remains in a stovetop espresso maker on Monday, La Stampa reported.The pot was blessed by a priest at a church in his hometown of Casale Corte Cerro in Piemonte, then buried next to his wife, Elia, in nearby Omegna, The Local of Italy reported.
  • Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial ["Traditional Islamic Procedures" Observed]

    11/21/2012 9:25:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 21, 2012
    Internal Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial November 21, 2012 WASHINGTON – Internal emails among senior U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Usama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony. The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the Al Qaeda leader's death. The emails were released Wednesday by the Defense Department. Bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, by a Navy SEAL team...
  • Female San Bernardino terrorist’s body remains unclaimed

    12/14/2015 5:53:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12/14/15 | Leslie Eastman
    What if Homeland Security has a 95% failure rate in screening jihadi brides? We reported dive crews were searching a lake in San Bernardino for evidence related to the terror attack that left 14 Americans dead.It appears that investigators may have located some: Divers recovered items from a lake in San Bernardino, Calif., where a couple who killed 14 at a nearby regional center Dec. 2 possibly dumped evidence on the day of their shooting spree, according to various media accounts,…Divers began searching the lake Thursday, and some items were recovered before the search concluded Saturday, but the FBI did not reveal...
  • Considering Cremation? A Reflection on the Reverent Interment of Cremated Human Remains

    05/19/2015 7:15:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-18-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Considering Cremation? A Reflection on the Reverent Interment of Cremated Human Remains By: Msgr. Charles PopeI have written off and on about some of the problems that are setting up around cremation. Of course there has been very little explicit teaching or information available to Catholics to help them to frame their thinking. To assist modestly in that refelction I wrote the following flyer for my own parish. What follows is the text of that flyer. In case you are interested, I provide it in PDF format here: Considering Cremation?Some years ago, the Church gave wider permission for cremation and also lifted traditional...
  • Biton Family: Adelle Will be Buried in Her Hometown

    02/17/2015 3:23:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/15 | Yoni Kempinski
    Four-year-old Adelle Biton, who passed away following a rapid deterioration in her condition due to a bout with pneumonia, will be buried in her hometown of Yakir in Samaria, the family announced on Tuesday night. The Biton family said that the funeral will take place on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., despite the difficulties imposed by the Civil Administration, which denied the request to bury Adelle in Yakir, citing the lack of a master plan for a cemetery in a 20 dunam area set aside by the Shomron Regional Council. Adelle was critically wounded in March 2013, when the family car...
  • Texas Ebola Death Highlights Burial Warnings by CDC

    10/08/2014 9:52:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 8, 2014 | By LIZ NEPORENT
    Now that Thomas Eric Duncan is the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S., the delicate question arises of how to safely dispose of his remains. Handling and transportation should be kept to a minimum and an autopsy should be avoided unless absolutely essential. The body should not be washed or cleaned in any way and should be wrapped in plastic to prevent contamination. Following the removal of the body, the hospital room should be thoroughly disinfected. So long as the body is safely shrouded in plastic, any transport drivers do not need to wear protective gear. Once...
  • What were the Rituals Associated with Death and Burial in Jesus’ Day?

    08/21/2014 2:37:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/20/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Jewish people took the burial of the dead quite seriously; it was the way a community paid its last respects to the one who died. The Scriptures laid down quite firmly that no dead body was to be left unburied—even that of one’s worst enemy. Perhaps one of the stronger horrors that a Jewish person could imagine was stated in Psalm 78: They have thrown the bodies of thy servants as food for the birds of heaven; wild beast feast on the corpses of the just.The dead, therefore, had a right to ceremonial care. As soon as a...
  • Alabama man loses battle to keep wife buried in his front yard

    11/15/2013 3:43:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 15, 2013 | Verna Gates
    An Alabama man lost his fight on Friday to keep his wife buried in the front yard of the home they shared for decades. The remains of Patsy Davis, who died in 2009, were removed from the unusual grave in Stevenson, Alabama on Friday morning.
  • Medical Examiner May Not Bury Bodies of Babies Gosnell Killed for 10 Years

    08/26/2013 5:33:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | Cheryl Sullenger, Steven Ertelt
    A coalition of pro-life groups gathered in Philadelphia Sunday evening to call on the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office to release to them the remains of 47 aborted babies found at Kermit Gosnell’s squalid abortion clinic so that the babies can have the dignity of a proper funeral and burial. Gosnell was convicted earlier this year of three counts of first degree murder for intentionally severing the spinal cords of late-term babies that had been born alive during abortions. The remains of the babies were discovered in a filthy freezer in the rat-and-flea-infested basement of a brick building on Lancaster Avenue...