Fighting the “casket cartel” Admin Monday, June 6, 2011 The Benedictines of Louisiana’s St. Joseph’s Abbey are suing the state and the funeral industry to recover their right to build and sell simple, wooden caskets. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.