Yes, The Catholic Church eliminated the prohibition against cremation. Even though cremation is one of the options preferred by many it does not constitute a proper “final disposition” or burial. Cremated human remains are still considered the body of the deceased but in a different form. As such they should be treated with the same respect as the “complete” body is treated before cremation. Honoring and respecting the deceased by keeping their remains secure, unmolested and commemorated in a cemetery is a time honored tradition.