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Oil painting of a dying man being anointed with oil in accordance with the rites of the early Catholic church.

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Letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Euthanasia and Pastoral Care (The following are adapted excerpts from the linked PDF.) The need for medical care is born of the vulnerability of the human condition in its finitude and limitations. Despite our best efforts, it is difficult to recognize the profound value of human life when we see it in its weakness and fragility. Care for life is the first responsibility that guides the physician in the…