Catholics and End-of-Life Issues

 

End-of-Life Issues (Hospice, Anointing of the Sick, Last Rites, Funeral Pre-Planning, etc.)  

Bulletin, Funeral Preplanning Article.pdf

Bulletin, Funeral Preplanning Worksheet (070715).pdf

Bulletin Insert, Funeral and Estate Preplanning (2014).pdf

Diocese Pamphlet, Funerals (English).pdf

End of Life Guide.pdf

Info Article, Hospice and Palative Care 1 to 3.pdf 

Sacrament of Anointing and Hospice Care.pdf 

Understanding Hospice from a Catholic Viewpoint.pdf 

 

OTHER AVAILABLE RESOURCES

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops entitled Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services                                                      http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/health-care/upload/Ethical-Religious-Directives-Catholic-Health-Care-Services-fifth-edition-2009.pdf

End of Life Decisions                                                  http://ewtn.org/morals/end-of-life.htm

What is Extraordinary?                                               http://www.americamagazine.org/issue/746/article/whats-extraordinary

Now and at the Hour of Our Death  (A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decision Making by the Catholic Bishops of New York)                          http://www.nyscatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/End-of-Life-booklet-final.pdf

A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions   (National Catholic Bioethics Center)                      http://www.ncbcenter.org/publications/end-life-guide/

Nutrition and Hydration at the End-of-Life                                                       https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=9622

Catholic (and Contemporary) approaches to end-of-life care                      http://www.americamagazine.org/issue/hour-our-death