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Death and Dying Materials

 

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John Paul II: Dying with Dignity

A summary of Pope John Paul II's teaching about the respect and care due to elderly and dying persons.

  • Author:Rev. J. Daniel Mindling
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Item Type: Leaflet, 4 pg.
  • Item Number: 0542
  • Price: 40¢ each; 10-49 copies, 30¢ each; 50+ copies, 25¢ each. Bulk discounts available.


Dying Well, Assisted Suicide, and the Law

Explores the pressures to seek assisted suicide that managed care may impose on persons who are terminally ill or disabled.

  • Author:M. Cathleen Kaveny
  • Publication Year: 1999
  • Item Type: Leaflet, 4 pg.
  • Item Number: 9901-KAV
  • Price: 40¢ each; 10-49 copies, 30¢ each; 50+ copies, 25¢ each. Bulk discounts available.


The Gift of Life...in the Face of Death

Stories of individuals facing death and their supportive families and friends. Includes messages from Cardinal Joseph Bernardin made shortly before his death from cancer.

  • Author:Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities
  • Publication Year: 1997
  • Item Type: Tri-fold pamphlet
  • Item Number: 9840
  • Price: $9/100; $80/1000


Final Blessing

A beautiful and thought-provoking documentary. Examines the spiritual dimensions in the lives of the terminally ill.

  • Author:USCC Catholic Communication Campaign
  • Publication Year: 1997
  • Item Type: VHS, 52 min.
  • Item Number: 9724
  • Price: $29.95 each


In Search of the Good Death: Euthanasia and The Way of True Mercy

Presents three touching true life stories of people who gained in their own, or a loved one's, terminal illness a deeper understanding of the beauty and meaning of human life.

  • Author:NCCB Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities
  • Publication Year: 1995
  • Item Type: Leaflet, 4 pg.
  • Item Number: 9501-STA
  • Price: 40¢ each; 10-49 copies, 30¢ each; 50+ copies, 25¢ each. Bulk discounts available.


Hospice Care: Transforming a Culture of Death into a Civilization of Love

The philosophy behind hospice care — offering alternative care for the terminally ill in their home or a hospice facility surrounded by family and friends.

  • Author:E. Joanne Angelo, M.D.
  • Publication Year: 1993
  • Item Type: Leaflet, 4 pg.
  • Item Number: 9325
  • Price: 40¢ each; 10-49 copies, 30¢ each; 50+ copies, 25¢ each. Bulk discounts available.


Statement on the Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act

Public policy on matters of life and death should be based on a positive attitude toward disabled and terminally ill patients, who have a right to live with dignity and with reasonable care until the moment of death.

  • Author:NCCB Committee for Pro-Life Activities
  • Publication Year: 1986
  • Item Type: Booklet, 10 pg.
  • Item Number: 8611
  • Price: 60¢ each


Guidelines for Legislation on Life-Sustaining Treatment

Clarifies rights and responsibilities of care givers with regard to life-sustaining treatments.

  • Author:NCCB Committee for Pro-Life Activities
  • Publication Year: 1984
  • Item Type: Leaflet, 4 pg.
  • Item Number: 8411
  • Price: 60¢ each


Care for Suffering and Dying Persons

How does the church interpret the new awareness of death and dying in light of the Gospel? This question is addressed under four headings; 1) the gospel view of suffering and death, 2) the problem of determining death, 3) appropriate care of suffering and dying persons, and 4) the role of law in relation to death and dying.

  • Author:Rev. Donald G. McCarthy
  • Publication Year: 1978
  • Item Type: Booklet, 32 pg.
  • Item Number: 7805
  • Price: $1 each


The Duty to Preserve Life

A concise statement by Father John Connery, S.J., on the legal, medical, moral, theological, and pastoral aspects of death and dying.

  • Author:Fr. John Connery, S.J.
  • Publication Year: 1977
  • Item Type: Leaflet
  • Item Number: 7711
  • Price: 1-99 copies, 7¢ each; 100-1000 copies, 6¢ each 



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