Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services
Health care in the United States is marked by extraordinary challenges, both medical and moral. In these revised Directives, the bishops reaffirm the Church's commitment to health care ministry-and to the ethical standards of behavior that flow from the Church's teaching about the dignity of the human person.
A Prayer for Life (Package of 100)
This beautifully composed prayer, set on a handy pocket-sized card, reminds us all of God's immense wisdom and love for human life, and of the need for our continuing commitment to preserving the sanctity of life.
Oración por la vida
This beautifully composed prayer, set on a handy pocket-sized card, reminds us all of God's immense wisdom and love for human life, and of the need for our continuing commitment to preserving the sanctity of life. Ideal for distribution at Church rallies, and in the classroom.
Prayer for Religious Liberty / card
In their March 14, 2012, statement, "United for Religious Freedom", the USCCB's Administrative Committee called for a nationwide prayer campaign for the protection of religious freedom and conscience rights from several threats.
Final Blessing (DVD)
This video examines the spiritual dimensions in the lives of the terminally ill. It includes a discussion guide. Funded by: Catholic Communication Campaign
Dignity of the Human Person
Focuses on the dignity of the human person by enabling participants to reflect on subthemes such as "the source of life," "dignity of the human person," "human dignity and human rights," "empowerment," and "the wonder of human life."
Living the Gospel of Life
Stresses the need to work earnestly to bring about a true renewal in our public life and institutions.
Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities
A call to individual Catholics, institutions, and organizations to become involved in a comprehensive effort to restore respect and legal protection for every human life.
For I Was Hungry and You Gave Me to Eat
In these thoughtful reflections, the bishops illuminate the pressing issue of food and agriculture in the world today, bringing greater understanding to the political costs of the shrinking farm, the social costs of global hunger, and the ecological costs of unchecked land practices-and how these issues are connected to the Catholic faith.
Opening Doors to Welcome and Justice / Parish Guide
Create welcoming and accessible parishes using the information and suggestions in this resource from the experts at the National Catholic Partnership on Disability. The guide contains resources to help a parish evaluate its efforts to welcome parishioners with disabilities and gather better information about disabled parishioners.
A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death
In A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death, the bishops call our nation to abandon the use of the death penalty as we move one step closer to building a culture of life.
Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination
These guidelines from the Catholic bishops of the United States are intended to assist bishops in evaluating existing or proposed programs for those engaged in the ministry to persons with homosexual inclinations.