A WILL TO LIVE: CLEAR ANSWERS ON END OF LIFE ISSUES

By Archbishop Gomez
November 15, 2016

This book is a pastoral highly practical, “question and answer” guide to the fundamental moral and media issues surrounding death and end-of-life care. Archbishop Gomez writes from a deep knowledge of the Church’s moral tradition and with a pastor’s sensitivity to the concerns and emotions of patients and their families and caregivers. And he writes from his own experience of the ministering to his mother during a long illness. “I have assisted many Catholics, young and old, on their deathbeds — administering the final sacraments to them,” he writes. “My mother suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for almost a decade. I saw how the mental faculties of the person that so lovingly nurtured me diminished before my own eyes. Yet, the person that I embraced at her deathbed was still the same one that embraced me countless times during my life.”

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