BELGIUM: Ashes

"That funeral honors should be paid to a cremated corpse is a defiance of Catholic conscience which objects to cremation. . . . Any funeral is meaningless after destruction of the body by burning."

Thus in Brussels last week postulated His Eminence Joseph Ernest Cardinal van Roey, successor to the late, great Cardinal Mercier.

Two days later beloved King Albert, Hero-Burgomaster Max of Brussels, the corps Diplomatique (with one exception), and the flower of the Belgian Army followed in solemn procession a gun carriage upon which rested a coffin within which was an...