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Masonic cremation advances in the Conciliar ChurchOn May 8, 1963, Paul VI revoked Canon 1203 of the 1917 Code of Canon Law, which denied Catholic burial to those who would cremate their bodies. On July 5, 1963, he approved the Instruction Piam et constantem, which allowed Catholics to be cremated. Afterwards, it was rumored that he had been blackmailed by Freemasonry. According to that rumor, if he had not approved cremation, his homosexual past would have been revealed.
Real or not, what counts is that 1) he established cremation going against the entire tradition of the Catholic Church, and 2) his action strongly pleased Freemasonry.
In 1983, that wrong doctrine entered the New Code of Canon Law (canon 1176 § 3) promulgated by John Paul II.
For 33 years no other document was issued by the Vatican, and cremation was encouraged everywhere by progressivist local Bishops.
On October 25, 2016, Francis approved Ad resurgendum, a document by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith reaffirming that cremation can be chosen for "sanitary, economic or social considerations." (§ 4) That is, it opened the door wide for all Catholics to use one or another of these excuses. Some restrictions remained such as the stipulation that the ashes should be deposited in a cemetery.
This week, on December 12, 2023, Francis took another step and gave his approval for the ashes – but "just a small portion" – to be deposited in "a place of significance" dear to deceased where he lived; the greater part should be laid to rest in "a sacred place."
Card. Victor Fernandez, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who signed the document, stipulates some restrictions: The ashes cannot be scattered "in the air, on land, at sea or in other way, nor may they be preserved in mementos, pieces of jewelry or other objects."
Seven years ago, Card. Muller, who wrote Ad resurgendum, also made restrictions on "Catholic cremation" that have been almost completely disregarded by Fernandez today. Why should those of Fernandez be taken more seriously than Muller's?
Who cannot see that the Conciliar Church is moving toward adopting the same tenets held by Freemasonry on cremation?
Below, Muller and Fernandez, the masters of transitory restrictions.
Second row, cremation as it is today in the Conciliar Church; third row, how it will be tomorrow, if God does not intervene.