Paragraph 2301

2301. Autopsies can be morally permitted for legal inquests or scientific research. the free gift of organs after death is legitimate and can be meritorious.

The Church permits cremation, provided that it does not demonstrate a denial of faith in the resurrection of the body.92


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

416. In what does the natural moral law consist?

252. What names are given to the first sacrament of initiation?

245. What are sacred buildings?

275. What are the names for this sacrament?

240. What is the purpose of holy images?

537. How did Moses pray?

126. What place does the Resurrection of Christ occupy in our faith?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the role of God’s people in promoting social justice, according to Amos 5:24?

What does the image of the river of life in Ezekiel (Ezekiel 47) represent?

What can we learn about divine wrath and protection of the righteous from the book of Nahum?

What is the role of women in society, according to Ecclesiasticus 26:1-4?

What is the message of Abdias 1:11 about Edom’s injustice and oppression of the weak?

What is the story behind the miracle of Elisha’s resurrection of the Shunammite’s son in 2 Kings 4?

What are 5 important lessons about wisdom found in Baruch 3:9-12?