Educational & Inspirational Resources

Educating ourselves and others on end of life topics is especially important, as we will all face such issues at some point in our lives and in the lives of family members.  

The goal is to assist people in making good decisions when faced with questions of treatment and care for vulnerable patients at the end of life. 

It is equally important to provide spiritual support and comfort to both patients and their families during these stressful times.  The following sites contain helpful resources:

Palliative and End-of-Life Care information is available through the Supportive Care Coalition.

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide are addressed in the Vatican's "Declaration on Euthanasia" from the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Statement on Euthanasia by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.        

Comfort and Consolation: Care of the Sick and Dying,” a Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of Maryland.