Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia Educational Resources
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia page features the U.S. Bishop's Policy Statement on Assisted Suicide as well as many other valuable resources.
CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH
Letter: On the Care of Persons in the Critical and Terminal Phases of Life
Caring for Loved Ones At Life's End
Accompanying a loved one in his or her last days is enormously important, but we do not need to fear our own limitations. Pope Francis tells us, "[God] comes to assist us in our weakness. And his help consists in helping us accept his presence and closeness to us. Day after day, touched by his compassion, we also can become compassionate towards others." -USCCB Caring For Loved Ones At Life's End
Catholic Teaching on the Death Penalty
Pope Francis: 'death penalty inadmissable'
After an audience with Pope Francis, and following his approval, the Vatican’s CDF says it has made changes to the CCC on the death penalty according to which capital punishment is inadmissible.
Full Vatican News Article: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-08/pope-francis-cdf-ccc-death-penalty-revision-ladaria.html
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Letter to the Bishops regarding the new revision of number 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the death penalty, from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 02.08.2018
Spotlight On Mount Carmel House
Mount Carmel House has amazing volunteers. They are always seeking to add to their volunteer base. There are numerous ways to volunteer, whether it is directly serving the guests or assisting with maintenance inside and outside the house. Volunteer are trained and hours are flexible. Contact Carol Cook at 585-366-4949 for more information or visit Mount Carmel House website.
End of Life Decision-Making
Do you or someone you know need guidance with end of life care? Are you facing decisions as your loved one nears the end of life?
The Catholic Guide by the NYS Catholic Conference is designed to explain the moral principles of Catholic teaching in end-of-life decision-making and outlines the options that exist in NY State for advanced care planning.
Now and at the Hour of Our Death: A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decision-Making by the Catholic Bishops of New York State.
If you are seeking moral guidance in the face of real-life problems the National Catholic Bioethics Center offers consultation services to individuals free of charge. Call 215-877-2660, 24 hours/day – 7 days/week or visit the NCBC consultation page: National Catholic Bioethics Center Consultation