TCC Video: Great misunderstanding on Church’s end of life teachings

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zach-sobiech and his mom

With Brittany Maynard assisted sucide in the news, it’s clear that many people don’t know what the Catholic Church teaches about end of life care. The Church teaches that terminal patients may choose to refuse medical care, even food and water. Catholics are allowed to accept the natural process of dying, without further medical intervention, if that is what they want to do. The Church does not support actively killing patients (i.e. euthanasia), but rejecting medical treatment and allowing the natural process of dying to occur is strongly supported by Church teaching. Read the story from Catholic News Service here: Great misunderstanding on Church’s end of life teachings

Watch a video about a Catholic teen, Zach Sobiech, who chose to forego medical treatment and live his last months to the fullest with his family and friends here: