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Father Tad and Drew discuss the need to show respect for human remains, and whether there is a problem with making one's corpse available for a range of uses following death. They look a recent story describing how fire researchers place bodies of the dead in vehicles and homes that are then intentionally set on fire to study the effects on skin, bone, and other tissues, as an aid to forensic investigations. They discuss the Body Worlds exhibit where individual bodies are posed on display. They review the importance of the Church's concerns around burial of corpses in consecrated ground to assure a physical place for prayer and remembrance of the dead, and how this can result in tension with certain practices like cremation and alkaline hydrolysis.

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