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Questions 1 and 2: My spouse is not Catholic, can there be a Funeral Mass? Is there a Purgatory?


Answers: Yes and Yes. Always persevere in praying for loved ones after death.

It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.
2 Maccabees 12:38-46

But if someone’s work is burned up, that one will suffer loss; the person will be saved, but only as through fire.
1 Corinthians 3:10-15

Some other scriptural references: Matthew 12:31-32; 1 Peter 3:18-22; and 1 Peter 4:6.

See Catechism of the Catholic Church: CCC 1030-1032
 

Question 3: Can non-Catholic spouses be buried in a Catholic Cemetery?

Answer: Yes.
 

Question 4: If cremated, what religious service can occur in the Church?

Answer: A Memorial Mass can be celebrated with the blessing of the remains.


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