TALK WITH YOUR LOVED ONES ON END-OF-LIFE ISSUES

 

Illness and death – whether our own or that of a loved one – are issues many of us avoid thinking and talking about until they are immediately confronting us.  Too often we are unprepared for the questions that arise, and find ourselves making difficult decisions in the midst of a crisis, without the benefit of time and reflection.  Maryland’s bishops have released a pastoral letter, Comfort and Consolation, on care for the sick and dying to encourage Catholics to take that time now, before facing a crisis, so that when illness and death inevitably come, we can face them with the comfort and peace of understanding our faith, and knowing our Lord is there to embrace us in our hour of need.  Visit the Maryland Catholic Conference at www.mdcathcon.org/comfort for downloading copies or to order.