From the Holy American Crusaders for the Culture of Life, we have the following:
Australian television aired video yesterday showing US soldiers in Afghanistan allegedly burning two dead Taliban fighters and using the charred bodies in an attempt to taunt other enemy forces in the area....the Taliban bodies were intentionally laid out on the ground to face Mecca, part of what the broadcast described as a deliberate desecration of Muslim beliefs. Two US soldiers, said to be specialists in psychological operations, were pictured reciting propaganda messages aimed at Taliban fighters in surrounding mountains, calling them too ''cowardly" to retrieve the bodies.From the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Article Five, 2300, we have this:
The bodies of the dead must be treated with respect and charity, in faith and hope of the Resurrection. The burial of the dead is a corporal work of mercy; it honors the children of God, who are temples of the Holy Spirit.I hate to start going all fundamentalist on you, dear reader. But did you ever think: If God is really sending us tsunamis, category 5 hurricanes, earthquakes, landslides, and viral pandemics because She is angry with us, could it not be because of things like this?