From the earliest days of the Church, Catholic cemeteries have been the final resting places of baptized Catholics and their families. Because the Church teaches that death is not an end, but the beginning of eternal life, these cemeteries serve as reminders that we must all one day pass from this earthly life to a better one. Catholic burial is an honor and a privilege, as well as a right of baptized Catholics and their families. It is also the last reaffirmation of our faith.
Over the next several weeks we will dispel some of the myths concerning Catholic cemeteries, and point out the many advantages in choosing Catholic cemeteries over commercial cemeteries.