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Parish Respect Life Manual

End of Life Issues

DIOCESAN OVERVIEW

In Support of Life

PROGRAM

Video Presentation

Program Materials & Handouts

  Agenda  pdf version  

 

 

  Catholic Teaching on Nutrition & Hydration     pdf version  

 

 

  Comfort & Hope for the Dying: How We Can Help the Dying     pdf version

 

  Comfort & Hope for the Dying: Some Major Fears of the Dying     pdf version

 

 

  Concerns at the End of Life:  Definitions     pdf version  

 

 

  Concerns at the End of Life:  Advance Care Planning - Do's & Don'ts     pdf version

 

 

  Quotes to Live By     pdf version

 

 

  Six Teachings Every Catholic Should Know About End of Life Issues & Care for the Dying     pdf version  

 

 

 

 

   

End of Life Issues Task Force

Parish Respect Life End of Life Issues Committee Chairman - Job Description

 

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION 

Advance Directives - Living Will & Healthcare Surrogate Designation, Florida Catholic Conference, 2010

Catholic Declaration on Life and Death (English) 

La Declaración Católica sobre la Vida y la Muerte (Spanish)

Understanding the Catholic Declaration on Life and Death (English) 

Directriz Anticipada de la Declaración Católica (Spanish)

The Dignity of Life in a Culture of Death (A Reflection on Assisted Suicide) - Florida 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 & EUTHANASIA

Use of Federally Controlled Drugs and Assisted Suicide

Oregon and Assisted Suicide

Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of Assisted Suicide, testimony of Cardinal Bernard Law, 1997, to the House Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Environment

U.S. Supreme Court and Assisted Suicide

Assisted Suicide: What is at Stake?
Public Opinion on Physician-Assisted Suicide: Difference by Age and Health Status

False Freedom and the Culture of Death, by Richard Doerflinger, 2000
Dying Well, Assisted Suicide, and the Law, by Cathleen M. Kavney, 1999
Killing the Pain, Not the Patient, by Richard Doerflinger, 1998
The Quality of Life: Who's the Judge?, by Richard Doerflinger, 1996

Life at Risk Newsletter, a newsletter, published six times a year, focuses on euthanasia and assisted suicide trends

 

CHURCH DOCUMENTS

Statement on Euthanasia, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Administrative Committee, 1991

Declaration on Euthanasia, Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 1980

Excerpts of Church and Other DocumentsRelated to Assisted Suicide, Florida Catholic Conference

 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

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, 2002.

  RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

USCCB

www.usccb.org/prolife/issues/euthanas/index.shtml

Florida Catholic Conference

www.flacathconf.org/AdvocacyAreas/Health/EndofLifeHealthCare/

International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force

www.iaetf.org

Physicians for Compassionate Care

www.pccef.org

Euthanasia.com

www.euthanasia.com   

 

 

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS

 End of Life:  Catholic Declaration on Life and Death:  html   doc   pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

 

 

ARTICLES & FACT SEETS FROM THE USCCB

ON BEGINNING OF LIFE ISSUES

 

A Matter of the Heart, USCCB 2002.  A statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Thirtieth Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  En español

 

Faithful for Life:  A Moral Reflection, USCCB 1995.

 

Life Insight, USCCB - It is an indispensible communications tool for the abortion debate and related issues. It includes in depth analyses and pointers on effective rhetoric. 

 

Specific Categories:

Abortion
Cloning
Contraception
Embryo Research
Fetal Tissue Research
In Vitro Fertilization
Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception)
Partial-Birth Abortion
Post Abortion
RU-486
Stem Cell Research
Unborn Victims of Violence
Women

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities 

www.usccb.org/prolife  

 

USCCB - Post Abortion/Project Rachel 

www.hopeafterabortion.org  

 

Florida Catholic Conference (Catholic Bishops) 

www.flacathconf.org  

 

Do No Harm: The Coalition for Americans for Research Ethics  

www.stemcellresearch.org  

   

National Catholic Bioethics Center

www. ncbcenter.org

   

National Committee for a Human Life Amendment

www.nchla.org

  

RU486Facts.org

www.ru486facts.org

  

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS

Stem Cell Research:  Fr. Tad's Media Mythshtml   doc   pdf