Your Life in Christ: Foundations in Catholic Morality (Third Edition)

Chapter 8: Euthanasia



Film Focus: Fr. Rob Galea discusses human suffering as it relates to decisions on end of life care. He roots the issue in the light of the inherent dignity of the human person and discusses how suffering—although often difficult to bear—can bring a person closer to Christ.

Text Focus: Pages 284–285, 288–289

Discussion Questions:

  1. How does suffering bring a person closer to God?
  2. What is one thing you, as a teenager, can do to help someone who is suffering?
  3. What is the difference between ordinary and extraordinary medicine? Are people morally compelled to use extraordinary medicine? Ordinary medicine?
  4. Why do human beings lack the authority to make decisions about life and death?


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