Now and at the Hour of Our Death:
A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decision Making
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Now and at the Hour of Our Death
Catholic Guidance for End-of-Life Decision Making is available at a new website from the New York State Catholic Conference at: catholicendoflife.org
“So many families struggle with moral, ethical, and legal questions when a loved one is terminally ill or seriously injured. It is my fervent hope that this site provides them with clear explanations and practical guidance that will comfort and peace as the end of life draws near.” Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Chairman-elect, USCCB Pro-Life Committee
Talking about death and dying can be difficult and uncomfortable, yet perhaps no conversations are more profound or necessary for all of us. The fact is that most of us will face challenging decisions regarding treatment and care at the end of life, either for ourselves or our family members. This website is designed to offer Catholics moral clarity and guidance on the Church’s teachings regarding end-of-life decision making. Illness and aging, coupled with rapid advances in medical technology, can lead to heightened anxiety when health care decisions must be made. We hope that this site will help you to navigate the end-of-life questions and challenges that you and/or your loved ones face, and bring peace to a stressful situation. It provides links to trustworthy resources, guidance, and support from Catholic sources all across the country.
(Text taken from www.catholicendoflife.org)
- Guide for end-of-life decision making, by state
- Diocese of Rockville Centre Information and Resources on Assisted Suicide (Español)
Diocese of Rockville Centre Information and Resources on Assisted Suicide
Bishop Murphy encourages faithful to oppose legislation promoting assisted suicide
March 3, 2015
Catholics in the State of New York, particularly those in our Diocese, should be very alarmed by
movements promoting assisted suicide legislation. We must work together to educate, inform and encourage our people to engage actively in pushing back any legislation which compromises the gift of life.
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