End of Life Issues

by Steve Ray on April 12, 2008

THINKING WITH THE CHURCH AT LIFE'S END

Each one of us will be leaving here some day. Some will leave suddenly, and others will linger for some time before taking that final journey.

To help you understand Church teaching on such things as advance directives, euthanasia, and physician-assisted suicide, the National Catholic Bioethics Center provides "A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions." It includes a health care proxy and an advance medical directive that are in full accord with Catholic teaching.

You can obtain the "Guide" by going to the Center's web site, http://www.ncbcenter.org, or by phoning 617-787-1900.

(Don't mind the picture, that's just Steve discussing death in a scene from his video Jesus, Word Became Flesh).

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