We believe in and witness to the sanctity of life until natural death and uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church. In our apostolate, we seek to bring Christ to those approaching the end of life by providing care and comfort, both physically and spiritually. At the same time, we seek to find and serve Christ in the poor suffering from incurable cancer.
"Those who seek our care come to us often bearing the double cross of poverty and pain. Through our unselfish and solicitous concern for those whom we are called to serve, they find the God who loves them and has prepared a place for them in heaven." (Our Constitutions C116)
Below you will find resources to help you learn and understand the teachings of the Catholic Church with regards to end of life issues...
Declaration on Euthanasia - Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Euthanasia Resources - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Catechism of the Catholic Church (Part 3, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 5)
Respect for Human Life (Paragraphs 2258 - 2283)
Respect for the Dignity of Persons (Paragraphs 2284 - 2301)
Gaudium Et Spes - Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, promulgated by his Holiness, Pope Paul VI
The Dignity of the Human Person (Chapter 1)
Now and at the Hour of our Death
Published on February 9th, 2015
By: NYS Catholic Conference
Making Moral Decisions at End of Life
Speaker: Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.
Held on November 2011
at Rosary Hill Home