Bishops put high priority on fighting moves to allow assisted suicide

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February 20, 2015

Cardinal Dolan hands out sandwiches following Ash Wednesday Mass  in New York

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, Feb. 18 Ash Wednesday Mass at Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Midtown Manhattan. (CNS photo/Octavio Duran)

ALBANY, N.Y. (CNS) — As New York lawmakers began to consider a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide, the New York State Catholic Conference launched a new website “to offer Catholics moral clarity and guidance on the church’s teachings regarding end-of-life decision-making.”

“Talking about death and dying can be difficult and uncomfortable, yet perhaps no conversations are more profound or necessary for all of us,” says the “About” section of the site, “The fact is that most of us will face challenging decisions regarding treatment and care at the end of life, either for ourselves or our family members.”

Developed with a grant from Our Sunday Visitor, the site provides links to resources, church teaching, advance directives and a variety of Catholic sources all across the country.

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