Also See - When a Christian Dies: Roman Catholic Funeral Rites

 

Advanced Directive for Catholics


In the Fall of 2009, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell asked the St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Dallas to prepare a model Directive to Physicians (a.k.a "Living Will") and Medical Power of Attorney for use by Texas Catholics. Society President Mark Cronenwett appointed a committee, which prepared drafts and circulated them to other lawyers, physicians, and ethicists in the field. The committee was chaired by Ellen Eisenlohr Dorn and its members included: Thomas Brandt. Mark Cronenwett, Vince Hess, Kimberly Lawler, and Jeff Turner.

The committee's final work was presented to the Bishop on September 1, 2009. The Bishop reviewed these documents, consulted with various advisors, and approved them in December, 2010.

These forms are available to all attorneys who represent Catholic residents of Texas, to enable attorneys to help their clients receive end-of-life care in accordance with the Catholic Faith.

Workshops on Advance Care Planning

St. Mark Plano, August 8, 2022

Click here to register  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (English)

St. Francis of Assisi Frisco, September 14, 2022

Click here to register  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (English)

Immaculate Conception Corsicana, September 24, 2022,

English - Click here to register  10:00 am-Noon,

Español Pulse aquí para registrarse  1:00pm - 3:00pm

English information flyer

Spanish Information flyer

Want to schedule a workshop on Advance Care Planning and What Catholics Believe About End of Life?  Contact Kevin Prevou

More End of Life Resources


For more information on end-of-life issues, please see the following resources

 

Contact Us


For additional assistance with questions about End of Life issues or Advanced Directives, please contact:

Deacon Charlie Stump

Director of Catholic Social Ministry
(214) 379-2882

 

Please Note: Links are for information and educational use only; the Catholic Diocese of Dallas does not claim to offer endorsement of any legal advice.