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  • Douglas Cowling
    NC Reporter --Judge: Using cemetery funds to pay for bankruptcy violates religious rights In a 30-page decision issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Rudolph T.
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 1, 2013
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      NC Reporter --Judge: Using cemetery funds to pay for bankruptcy violates
      religious rights


      "In a 30-page decision issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Rudolph T.
      Randa reversed a bankruptcy judge's decision that had said the Religious
      Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment right of freedom of
      religion did not prevent money from a cemetery fund from being included in
      a pool available to creditors in the bankruptcy proceeding. Randa reversed
      that decision, ruling that allowing bankruptcy claimants to appropriate
      funds from the cemetery trust "would substantially burden the Trustee's
      free exercise of religion."
      Part of the "exercise" of Catholics' belief in the resurrection of the
      body is "the perpetual care of the Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries,"
      Randa's ruling states."

      Is there a canonical or theological requirement to preserve bodies intact
      in preparation for the Resurrection of the Dead? Catholic funerary
      customs though the centuries would certainly say no. And even cremation
      is now permissible, isn't it?

      Doug Cowling
      Director of Music
      St. Philip's Church, Etobicoke
      Toronto
    • Lewis Whitaker
      When following things Catholic, always follow the money. On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 4:32 PM, Douglas Cowling
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 1, 2013
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        When following things Catholic, always follow the money.


        On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 4:32 PM, Douglas Cowling <cowling.douglas@...> wrote:
        NC Reporter --Judge: Using cemetery funds to pay for bankruptcy violates
        religious rights


        "In a 30-page decision issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Rudolph T.
        Randa reversed a bankruptcy judge's decision that had said the Religious
        Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment right of freedom of
        religion did not prevent money from a cemetery fund from being included in
        a pool available to creditors in the bankruptcy proceeding. Randa reversed
        that decision, ruling that allowing bankruptcy claimants to appropriate
        funds from the cemetery trust "would substantially burden the Trustee's
        free exercise of religion."
        Part of the "exercise" of Catholics' belief in the resurrection of the
        body is "the perpetual care of the Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries,"
        Randa's ruling states."

        Is there a canonical or theological requirement to preserve bodies intact
        in preparation for the Resurrection of the Dead?  Catholic funerary
        customs though the centuries would certainly say no.  And even cremation
        is now permissible, isn't it?

        Doug Cowling
        Director of Music
        St. Philip's Church, Etobicoke
        Toronto











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