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‘Human Composting’ Debate: A Deeper Dive into the Catholic Teaching on the Dignity of Human Remains

Mat HaywardA shrouded mannequin covered with flowers rests near a composting vessel at Recompose, a green funeral home specializing in human composting on October 06, 2022 in Seattle, Washington.

Human composting and human liquefying are now legal in some states, and although the Vatican hasn’t weighed in on these specific means, the Church has clear teachings on burying the dead.