In Joyful Hope


The Church offers guidance and prayer.

Comfort & Consolation is a letter from the Bishops of Maryland that explains the rich teaching of the Church on end of life care issues and provides Catholic advanced directive.  This Q&A provides a summary of the document.

The National Catholic Bioethics Center Individual Consultation Services (hotline or email) can be contacted for guidance on a specific end of life care question.

Other resources:

“The true answer cannot be putting someone to death, however 'kindly', but to bear witness to the love that helps us to face pain and agony in a human way. We are certain: No tear, whether it be of those who suffer or those who stand by them, goes unnoticed before God.” — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Ensure you and your loved ones receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Plan for your Funeral