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Respect Life Conference: End of life issues becoming more prevalent, complicated

Father Alfred Cioffi responds to a question from Loreto Xavier of Bloomington during his session on end-of-life issues at the Diocese of Peoria's Respect Life Conference on Sept. 14. On a stand next to the speakers were relics of St. Catherine of Siena (left) and Pope St. John Paul II, patrons for the conference. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Saying everyone will face decisions about care at the end of life sooner or later — if not for themselves, then for someone they love — Father Alfred Cioffi started a conversation about some of those issues with participants at the Respect Life Conference on Sept. 14. The beginning of life is known and occurs […]

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Catholic Conference of Illinois booklet encourages end-of-life conversations

CHICAGO — A new booklet offering guidance on end-of-life health planning from a Catholic perspective is being offered by the Catholic Conference of Illinois. “Encouraging End-of-Life Conversations: A Catholic Perspective on Advance Directives” is available for free download in English, Spanish or Polish at ilcatholic.org. “End-of-life care can be a difficult conversation to have with […]

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