Mass Catholic Conference

Healthcare & Proxy

Catholic Healthcare Proxy

Use this healthcare proxy for your healthcare needs in case of incapacitation.

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“Life and physical health are precious gifts entrusted to us by God. We must take reasonable care of them, taking into account the needs of others and the common good. Concern for the health of its citizens requires that society help in the attainment of living-conditions that allow them to grow and reach maturity: food and clothing, housing, health care, basic education, employment, and social assistance.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2288

Palliative Care

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Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) legislation has been reintroduced this legislative session.  The bills will be assigned to a legislative committee for review and eventually a hearing will be scheduled.  Please check back frequently for updates as we work to defeat PAS once again.  [February 7, 2023]

HD2343 An Act relative to end of life options.

SD265 An Act relative to end of life options.

Assisted Suicide Slippery Slope – Jeff Jacoby – Boston Globe

Alzheimer’s Association Statement About Compassion & Choices