Catholic Church's position on Cremation:
The cremation instructions call attention to the care taken of the cremated remains. They should be treated with
the same respect we give to the body of the deceased. The remains are to be placed in a worthy vessel which then is carried
and transported with the same respect and attention given to a casket carrying a body.
Their final disposition is equally important, say the instructions: "The cremated
remains should be buried in a grave or entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium [a cemetery vault designed for urns containing
ashes of the dead]. The practice of scattering cremated remains on the sea, from the air, or on the ground, or keeping cremated
remains in the home of a relative or friend of the deceased are not the reverent disposition that the Church requires."
The instructions also state that, if at all possible, the place of entombment should be marked with a plaque or stone memorializing
Taken from http://www.americancatholic.org/newsletters/cu/ac1097.asp
The Catholic Church's position
on burial of baby from miscarriage or stillbirth.
2274 Since it must be treated from conception as a person, the
embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human being.
is permitted for an unbaprised infant
CCC 1684 The Christian funeral is a liturgical celebration of the
Church. The ministry of the Church in this instance aims at expressing efficacious communion with the deceased, at the participation
in that communion of the community gathered for the funeral, and at the proclamation of eternal life to the community.