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It’s OK to put your relatives in a pressure cooker, says Catholic ethicist

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The importance of an arresting “intro”, or opening paragraph, is drummed into trainee journalists. I think this one takes some beating:

A good Catholic can pressure cook their dearly departed in an alkaline solution so that most of the body can be flushed down the drain before the remaining clean white bones are crushed into a white powder, put in an urn and buried in consecrated ground, according to a Catholic ethicist.

Who wouldn’t want to read on?

Full story here.

Hat tip: Catholic News Service

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Written by Luke Coppen

December 2, 2009 at 7:37 pm

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