Respect Life Manual
End of Life Issues
End of Life Issues
Respect Life End of Life Issues Committee Chairman - Job Description
Advance Directives - Living Will & Healthcare Surrogate
Florida Catholic Conference, 2010:
Declaration on Life and Death (English)
Declaración Católica sobre la Vida y la Muerte
Understanding the Catholic
Declaration on Life and Death
Directriz Anticipada de la
Dignity of Life in a Culture of Death
(A Reflection on Assisted Suicide) -
Catholic Conference Commentary, 2001. This edition of Commentary is a
pastoral reflection and was developed at the behest of the Florida Bishops
to assist pastors and the faithful in understanding Church teaching on the
question of assisted suicide. It is a collaborative work by Revs.
Alfred Cioffi, STD, Steven O’Hala, STD and George Ratzmann, STD.
This document is among many other resources available on the Florida
Catholic Conference website under the End of Life Decision section.
ARTICLES & FACT SHEETS FROM THE USCCB
ON ASSISTED SUICIDE
of Federally Controlled Drugs and Assisted Suicide
and Assisted Suicide
Legal and Social Issues of Assisted Suicide, testimony of Cardinal
Bernard Law, 1997, to the House Commerce Subcommittee on Health and
Supreme Court and Assisted Suicide
Suicide: What is at Stake?
Opinion on Physician-Assisted Suicide: Difference by Age and Health Status
Freedom and the Culture of Death, by Richard Doerflinger, 2000
Well, Assisted Suicide, and the Law, by Cathleen M. Kavney, 1999
the Pain, Not the Patient, by Richard Doerflinger, 1998
Quality of Life: Who's the Judge?, by Richard Doerflinger, 1996
at Risk Newsletter,
a newsletter, published six times a year, focuses on euthanasia and assisted
Conference of Catholic Bishops, Administrative Committee, 1991
Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 1980
of Church and Other DocumentsRelated to Assisted Suicide,
Power Over Pain:
How to Get the Pain Control You Need by Eric M. Chevlen, M.D. and Wesley J. Smith. Pub.
by International Task Force, Steubenville, Ohio,
of Life: Catholic Declaration on Life and Death: html
ARTICLES & FACT
SEETS FROM THE USCCB
ON BEGINNING OF LIFE
Matter of the Heart, USCCB 2002.
A statement of the United States Conference of
Catholic Bishops on the Thirtieth Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
for Life: A Moral Reflection, USCCB 1995.
USCCB - It is an indispensible communications tool for the
abortion debate and related issues. It includes in depth analyses and pointers
on effective rhetoric.
Stem Cell Research:
Fr. Tad's Media Myths: