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End-of-Life Moral Medical Issues

End-of-Life Resource Articles
There are several one-page articles that deal very succinctly with End-of-Life Moral-Medical Issues and Palliative Care. These articles were written by Doctor Paul Fiacco and Father Charles Vavonese and published in the Diocesan Newspaper of the Diocese of Syracuse, The Catholic Sun. You are encouraged to download these articles and share them with the people that you visit.
The articles are available for download below: 


Legal and Practical

Advance Directives:
Advance Directives (

Health Care Proxy:
Health Care Proxy (

Should I Have a Living Will? (

Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment:
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (

Other Resources
The Conversation Project - Have You Had The Conversation?

Pastoral Care I, II, III

Catholic Health International

Pastoral Care for Life's Losses

Spirituality End of Life

  • Fr. John’s Story - A troubled teen in high school, Fr John tells his story of his encounter with Jesus and his calling to the priesthood. Filmed in a breathtaking landscape of the Rocky Mountains, he gives his testimony as he ascends one of Colorado’s 14ers.

Other Catholic End of Life videos

Catholic Stuff You Should Know Podcast - Fr. John hosts a podcast, accompanied by several priests friends from the Archdiocese of Denver, discussing various topics on the Catholic faith in a humorous but deeply intellectual manner. 
Other Religious Reflections & Writings from Fr. John

Training For Professionals


Syracuse News Channel 9 Bridge Street, February 2, 2024  Project Compassion.mp4

Binghamton News Channel 34 Interview with Jim Ehmke, January 25,2024 'Project Compassion' deals with end-of-life issues (