Iowa Archbishop Urges Laity to ‘Liquify’ Dead Bodies Instead of Burying Them, Says It’s Better for the Planet

The Catholic Archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa, has written to urge the faithful to reject “traditional burial methods” in favor of liquifying a corpse in order to be less “offensive” to the earth and environment. Archbishop Michael Jackels made the argument in a letter dated October 20 entitled “Alternatives to traditional burial methods.” Making reference to the “two people” who die every second worldwide … Read more

Archbishop Jackels Issues Letter Dripping With Contempt Attacking Fr. James Altman And His Supporters

Archbishop Jackels: practice what you preach! Back in February, Archbishop Michael Jackels of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa issued a pastoral letter urging his flock to recite a prayer to St. Joseph for an increase in the virtues of charity, unity, and humility. I’m asking Catholics in the Archdiocese of Dubuque to recite a prayer … Read more