The Department of Life Issues has compiled a series of four bulletin inserts as an aid for reflection on end of life issues and what it means to have a happy death. These inserts can be used as a series, individually or as a ministry aid with RCIA, young adult/youth ministry or adult faith formation.
- A Pilgrim People (grayscale)
- A Life Without Regrets (grayscale)
- Life is Changed, Not Ended (grayscale)
- Final Perseverance (grayscale)
Advances in medicine and technology have led to more and more complex decision-making. As a Catholic, what are the key issues and facts? What questions should you ask before making any decisions or signing any documents? What is an Advanced Medical Directive and what kind is most appropriate – a Durable Power of Attorney? These easy-to-read resources will help give you the answers.
- Care of the Sick and Dying, a Pastoral Letter of the Bishops of Maryland
- National Catholic Bioethics Center’s Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions
- Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health CareServices, Fifth Edition
- Resources from Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.
- Resources from the Pontifical Academy of Life
- Resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Seek First the Kingdom blog posts by Cardinal Donald Wuerl
- Preparing for the Grace of a Good Death
- “God of mercy, hear our prayers and be merciful to your child, whom you have called from this life”
- Protecting the Gift of Life until Natural Death
- What Lies Beyond
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