As cremation grows in popularity, questions still linger for many. What does cremation cost and how does the cost compare to regular burial? What about the practice of scattering the remains? What are the deceased’s wishes in regards to cremation? Does my religion allow cremation?
For many years, cremation was frowned upon by a number of religions. However, this has changed in more recent times. For Catholics this is an acceptable option with the preference that the cremated remains (ashes) be treated with the same respect with which we respect the body and that they be buried or placed in a niche wall, garden or mausoleum.
There are pros and cons to cremation that generally fall into categories including economic, geographic, environmental and family factors.Some consider cremation to be more environmentally correct and cost effective,others see it as a simple and convenient option.
Cremation appeals to the personal and spiritual philosophies of some, although not all family members may agree. CCC offer families a wide range of choices of burial and memorialisation. Where family members have different wishes, a compromise may be the interment of cremated remains in a family grave.
The cost difference between cremation and burial is significant and can be around $3,000 to 4,000 when comparing a basic lawn burial to a pre-planned cremation. With an “at time of need” funeral, a burial interment can be nearly $7,000 more than cremation, which is as little as $1000.
Cremation versus Burial
Deciding between cremation services and burial services can be very difficult. However, it is important to remember that you need to respect your loved one’s wishes, and most people will have a clear idea of what they want when they pass away.
Cremation services are becoming a more popular option, especially with land shortages across the world. There are many reasons as to why this is the case, but it is generally down to the persons beliefs. There are also some religions that require the person to be cremated rather than buried.
Burial services are usually more traditional than cremation services. A main factor that is important about burial over cremation services, is that people like the fact that they have somewhere to visit and remember their family or friend. Although, with a range of internment options available at Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria, cremation now offers many beautiful choices to memorialise family or friends.
There are benefits for both cremation services and burial services , depending on the personal preferences of the deceased. If you are not sure, then try to ask other family members and friends to see if they are aware of their wishes when it comes to a choice between cremation and burial.
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