Nora Heimann , associate professor and chair, art, was quoted in an Arlington Catholic Herald story on Catholic cemeteries. See below.

Faith and tradition define Catholic cemetery aesthetics

From: Arlington Catholic Herald Date: Jan. 14, 2015 Author: Christine Stoddard

... Circumstances may affect how Catholics are buried, especially in cemeteries meant for people of all faiths.

"During World War I, soldiers would be buried (in Europe), and they would not be transferred (to the United States). It was gut-wrenching," said Nora Heimann, art department chair and associate professor of art history at the Catholic University in Washington. Heimann said the Knights of Columbus would organize trips for American Catholic parents to see the graves of their children in France and Belgium.

"There may have been a few reasons for not transferring the bodies or separating the soldiers by faith," said Heimann. "Those reasons may have been financial or about practicality or the idea that it was more egalitarian" to bury soldiers from mixed socio-economic backgrounds. ...

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