End of Life

"Whatever its motives and means, direct euthanasia consists in putting an end to the lives of handicapped, sick, or dying persons. It is morally unacceptable. Thus an act or omission which, of itself or by intention, causes death in order to eliminate suffering constitutes a murder gravely contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living God, his Creator. The error of judgment into which one can fall in good faith does not change the nature of this murderous act, which must always be forbidden and excluded." (CCC 2277)

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For information on planning for end of life care, including advance directive documents, visit this website from the Texas Catholic Conference.

No One Dies Alone, part of the Seton Healthcare Family, enlists volunteers to stay with patients who are close to death.

Books, brochures and other resources are available for free and at cost from the Office of Pro-Life Activities.  Contact Luisa de Poo at (512) 949-2487.