Catholic Conversations – Death with True Dignity
January 15, 2022 from 8:30am to 1pm
We are excited to announce that, in cooperation with Mt. Carmel House, St. Bernard’s and the Diocese of Rochester, the Symposium has been resuscitated!
COVID-permitting we will offer an in-person option, though either way, the Symposium will be available via Zoom.
We welcome you would like to join in-person (COVID permitting) or virtually! Please register here!
We will address important topics and questions around common and challenging end of life issues, including…
- Why does the Church teach that? (Foundations of Catholic Teaching)
- Does Hospice mean I’m giving up?
- I don’t need a Health Care Proxy because my wife will make decisions if I can’t.
- I don’t want Hospice because they’re going to kill me with morphine!
- But if I start the feeding tube, then the Church says I can never stop it…right?
…and many more…
Catholic Wellness Answers
FLG President Tom Carroll will be the featured guest on Catholic Wellness Answers, a webcast of MyCatholicDoctor, on November 9th from 8-9pm. He will be discussing, and taking audience questions on, all things Palliative Care including symptom management, advance care planning, end of life decisions/care, and how to talk to your doctor to make sure your wishes and values are known.
Stay tuned for more details, including the video conference link!
A Catholic Guide to Palliative Care and Hospice
The NCBC provides a very helpful overview of Palliative Care and Hospice in this short article. They also include a helpful list of questions to ask a Hospice agency prior to enrolling.
Check it out (it’s worth the nominal price tag, in our humble opinion!)
Peace with Dementia Rosary – Featuring Tom Carroll
I am honored, and humbled, that Matt Estrade asked me to join him recently on his Peace with Dementia Rosary Podcast! I enjoyed our conversation and I think we covered some important topics around palliative care, advance care planning, MOLST/POLST forms and more!
I also enjoyed praying the Rosary with him. What a nice model for a Catholic Podcast!
You can see the video of our conversation here, and if you’re on the go you can also check out the audio-only version on Apple Podcasts here.
Matt is a busy and productive guy! For more great content from Matt check him out on his Peace with Dementia website, YouTube channel. He is also available as a dementia coach via MyCatholicDoctor.