What do Catholic cemeteries do for the poor or homeless?

Catholic cemeteries may have a crypt or mausoleum where people in poverty or homelessness may be laid to rest.

Many counties have assistance programs to help families with low income and homeless individuals find ways to bury their loved ones at little to no cost. It is often Catholic cemeteries that fulfill these social services. In doing so, they lay all people—regardless of economic status—in holy and sacred ground, treating them with love and respect.

“Through these programs, the Catholic Church authentically walks through all phases of life.”