The Church vigorously opposes physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. To learn more about the Church’s teaching on these and other end-of-life concerns, visit the links below.
An effort is currently underway in the state of Massachusetts to legalize physician-assisted suicide through a ballot referendum this November.VOTE NO ON QUESTION 2!
Read the legislative testimony regarding the ballot referendum from the MCC (3-6-12) here.
Full coverage of the "To Live Each Day with Dignity Conference" that was held on Oct. 27, 2012 from The Catholic Free Press is available here: http://www.catholicfreepress.org/featured-article-1/2012/11/02/dignity-at-the-end-of-life/.
Death is Not the Solution to Suffering&– The Catholic Free Press, October 2011
Salvifici Doloris – On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering – Bl. John Paul II
Declaration on Euthanasia – Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Making Sense Out of Bioethics – Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, The National Catholic Bioethics Center
Massachusetts Catholic Conference - resources on Physician-Assisted Suicide
Killing the Pain, Not the Patient: Palliative Care vs. Assisted Suicide