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End of Life Care

What the Church Teaches about Life, Suffering, and Death Every day, Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore are faced with emotional and complex decisions involving the lives of a loved one. From expectant parents who have received a difficult pre-natal diagnosis to children of an elderly parent facing a terminal illness, these decisions warrant the
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Church teaching gives clarity to end-of-life decisions

Neuroscientist and priest Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk shares his thoughts on end-of-life situations with an audience at St. Agnes Church in Catonsville.
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End of Life Concerns

“Threats which are no less serious hang over the incurably ill and the dying.  In a social and cultural context which makes it more difficult to face and accept suffering, the temptation becomes all the greater to resolve the problem of suffering by eliminating it at the root, by hastening death so that it occurs
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End-of-life teaching more than ‘dilemmas, controversies’

CHICAGO – Church teaching on end-of-life issues is much more than “dilemmas and controversies,” a priest-physician told a gathering of Catholic health care ethicists in Chicago March 1. “Don’t let people hijack our church anymore,” said Jesuit Father Myles N. Sheehan, a geriatric oncologist who is senior associate dean for educational programs at the Stritch...
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The Least of These: Pro-life activism goes beyond sidewalk’s end

Pregnancy centers and other pro-life ministries in and around the Archdiocese of Baltimore point to a stretched heart that now envelops mothers to the same degree as their unborn children.
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‘Baby Joseph,’ focus of end-of-life debate, dies at home in Ontario

WINDSOR, Ontario – A 20-month-old Canadian boy who was at the center of an end-of-life debate died at home Sept. 27.
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Pro-life lawmakers urge end to federal funds to abortion providers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., led other pro-life lawmakers in the House in calling for Congress to end federal funds for Planned Parenthood and other family planning organizations that provide abortions.
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How to end a toddler tantrum: A reflection on life

A few years ago, my oldest son, who was 2 at the time, was throwing his first epic tantrum. After about 15 minutes, I decided to document his “performance” by recording a video of it on my phone. I thought about showing it to him when he was older and
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