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Care and Prepare

The end of life is a sacred time, on the threshold of eternity. Learn how you can prepare now for yourself and your loved ones to receive care proper to your dignity as a human person and so enter into this stage of life with peace. 

Ways to Prepare

Do you need an Advance Directive? Go to Patient Rights Council to learn more about the different types of advance directives and what would be best for you.

The best way to plan ahead in end-of-life decisions is to have a health care proxy. Click here to download a Health Care Proxy Form. 

A Guide to Catholic End-of-Life Decisions

Read this flyer on Making End of Life Decisions as a Catholic to learn more.

Ethical question?

The National Catholic Bioethics Center offers consultation services to individuals free of charge. The NCBC consultation service is intended for individuals seeking moral information and guidance in the face of real-life problems. 

There are two ways to submit a consultation request:  

  1. Online Consultation Request Form: An ethicist will respond to you by email within 5 business days.
  2. Call 215-877-2660; 24 hours/day — 7 days/week. 

Parish Education

These pre-made parish presentations will make it easy for you to communicate the truths of Catholic teaching on the end of life clearly and effectively.

What does care at the end of life look like?

Read this interview with Dr. Brescia, co-founder of Calvary Hospital: True Compassion

Assisted Suicide

Learn more about the dangers of assisted suicide legislation and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Visit the Public Policy website for more information.