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Linda Sarat wrote:

Hi, guys —

My husband is Catholic but I am not. We support the Catholic Church and share a Catholic Goddaughter whom my husband is about to sponsor for Confirmation.

  • If he should die before me, must he be buried in a Catholic cemetery?
  • Can the ground in a non-Catholic cemetery be blessed so that he may be buried there?

I know he wants us to be side by side in burial. My family has several generations of loved ones who have been buried in a non-denominational cemetery and I really would like to be with my ancestors.

Linda Sarat

  { Should he die before me, can a Catholic be buried in a non-denominational cemetery? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Hi Linda,

A Catholic does not have to be buried in a Catholic cemetery.

As you said, we would simply bless the grave.

Fr. Jonathan

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