Helpful Catholic Documents & Links Relating to Seniors
Catholic Teaching & Seniors
Taking on the issue of physician-assisted suicide in the state where voters most recently approved it, the U.S. bishops declared suicide "a terrible tragedy, one that a compassionate society should work to prevent."
Approved June 16 at the bishops' spring general assembly near Seattle, the policy statement called "To Live Each Day With Dignity" is the first document on assisted suicide by the bishops as a body.
Sets out the social, pastoral and spiritual responsibility of health care services, especially the issues and directives regarding end-of-life care.
A personal letter from Pope John Paul II, reflecting on the spirituality of aging.
Encyclical Letter of John Paul II On the dignity of the human person and inviolability of human life, from conception to natural death.
The Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith condemns Euthanasia in strongest terms.
Pope John Paul II's renown encyclical on moral teaching regarding the dignity of the human person and relativism.