All remains of cremated bodies ARE NOT allowed
- to be disposed or
- put into the river or sea or
- divided between families or
- put in your homes or
- make ornaments from their bone remains.
This is an act of DEFIANCE against the Catholic faith and is not a Catholic practice. The remains should be KEPT at the columbarium or be buried in the cemetery (NOT in your garden).
Article 2 of the Document on Ad resurgendum cum Christo states “The resurrection of Jesus is the culminating truth of the Christian faith, preached as an essential part of the Paschal Mystery from the very beginnings of Christianity: “For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures; that he was buried; that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures; that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve” (1 Cor 15:3-5).
If there should be any cases of defiant of faith, funeral rights may be DENIED as stated in “When the deceased notoriously has requested cremation and the scattering of their ashes for reasons contrary to the Christian faith, a Christian funeral must be denied to that person according to the norms of the law.” (cf. Article 8 of the Document on Ad resurgendum cum Christo]
For further reading of the norms of the Church practice, kindly refer to https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20160815_ad-resurgendum-cum-christo_en.html