Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Chapter 3: Assisted Suicide: The Catholic Perspective


Assisted Suicide: The Catholic Perspective

Film Focus Point: This deeply reflective video by the Michigan Catholic Conference makes a strong case for Catholic values surrounding human life and dignity, and directly relates these to the controversy of physician-assisted suicide. It invites the viewer to consider the limitations of science and the importance of faith to human culture.

Text Focus Point: Page 95

Discussion Questions:

  1. The title of this video is “Assisted Suicide: The Catholic Perspective.” What is the “Catholic perspective” according to the words and images used in the program?
  2. What values and concerns are often lost in the debate from those who promote physician-assisted suicide? 

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