Diocese of Wichita (Kansas)
Thursday, 19 April 2012
The Diocese of Wichita is considering a natural burial area in a section of Ascension Cemetery in northeast Wichita.
Jim Sheldon, diocesan director of Cemeteries, said his office will be seeking input from the faithful of the diocese at three listening sessions in the Wichita area later this month. Participants will be able to learn about the proposal and ask questions about the idea, and the diocese will be able to gauge interest in the proposal.
“We would gather their input into what their wants and needs would be in light of a natural burial area,” he said in an interview at his office at Ascension Cemetery last week. Rules and regulations that apply to natural burial and issues that may arise with natural burial will be explained at the sessions.
Sheldon said the natural burial area, located north of the already developed Ascension Cemetery, would address those “who want to continue their stewardship of the earth’s resources upon their deaths.”
Read the full article in the Catholic Advance
Thanks to the HVCC Mortuary Science Alumni & Student Assoc for alerting us to this article.