Document Title: "re: Consecrated Host
Question from on 05-25-2007:
Fr. Levis: I appreciated the answer you gave to the person about donating body parts. My father's side of the family is non-Catholic, and they have a tradition of donating their bodies (whole) to the local hospital teaching college for medical science and research. There is no ground burial or cremation. Is this OK as well? Of course, there is always a memorial service. If permitted, would a Memorial Mass do for a Catholic?
Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 05-26-2007:
Bruce, I do hope the medical office properly disposes of all body parts once they have used them. All Catholics should be honored with a Requiem Funeral Mass, regardless of the presence or absence of the remains in church. Fr. Bob Levis"