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And I truly believe that anyone who reads it with an open heart and mind will benefit from the reading. Some of the sections I highlighted during my reading of the book are:\r\n\r\n“Are you in a dilemma and have to make a pressing end-of-life decision? Are you or a loved one in intense pain or in the dying process? Are you confused or emotionally drained and unsure of how to answer questions about medical treatment? If you find yourself in these situations, my heart goes out to you. This book was written specifically to help with the moral challenges that arise toward the end of life. I pray it brings you helpful information and a sense of peace and comfort during your most difficult moments.”\r\n\r\n&quot;On occasion, when the magisterium of the Catholic Church has not given a specific teaching on a moral question, then the book will acknowledge that neutrality (or on-going discernment) of the Church. After this indication, however, the book will seek to provide an opinion and explain it theologically.&quot;\r\n\r\n&quot;As the author of this book, I write with the precision demanded of theology. I hold a doctorate in moral theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and a Masters in Bioethics from the Queen of Apostles Athenaeum in Rome. My writing, however, also reflects the compassion demanded of a loving shepherd. I’m currently the pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, South Carolina, and an adjunct professor of theology at Belmont Abbey College and at Pontifex University. These pastoral positions help me to accompany people in their sufferings and in the dilemmas of life and death.&quot;\r\n\r\n&quot;Death Is Not the End If you read the introduction, you might’ve noticed the last words were, “let’s begin.” While that might seem like a strange choice of words for a book about end-of-life decisions, it’s actually a fitting play on words since death is not an end but a beginning. Death is the start of a new journey. So … let’s begin.&quot;\r\n\r\n&quot;The world was created for our good and we were created because of God’s love for us. This point is worth stressing: we are not a something but a someone, and we only exist because God loves us. If God ceased to love us, we would completely disappear, not existing and never having existed. All that we are, including our history, home, and health, dwells in existence because of God’s love.&quot;\r\n\r\n&quot;Body and Soul As human beings made in God’s image, we consist of a body and a soul. 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He sought to destroy this privation of being, and its consequences of suffering and death, from the inside out. In becoming sin, Jesus Christ took upon himself all the sins of humanity throughout time. He endured the totality of human guilt, shame, alienation, grief, confusion, and the full panorama of darkness caused by sin.&quot;\r\n\r\n&quot;Christian believers are called to this same process of discernment but are greatly aided by the teachings of Jesus Christ and his Church. As disciples of the Lord Jesus, we declare that our lives are not our own: “For to me to live is Christ” (Phil 1:21). And so we are called to give the “obedience of faith” (cf. Rom 1:5; 16:26) throughout our lives, which includes the dying process.&quot;\r\n\r\n&quot;In the process of receiving sufficient information, the believer or patient of goodwill (or his surrogate) should remember his connection to God. 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We Are the Lord's: A Catholic Guide to Difficult End-of-Life Questions

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No one likes to think about death, and many are not ready for it, either as the patient or a loved one. And yet, the dying process is oftentimes marked by an array of diverse and confusing questions that can catch anyone off guard.

What are we supposed to do? 

We Are the Lord's is a succinct, quick-reference guide to difficult end-of-life questions, framed by divine wisdom and Church teaching. Its easy-to-read chapters and question-and-answer format can be a welcome help to any person or family who are searching for answers during a difficult and traumatic time.

We Are the Lord’s answers such questions as:

  • What's the difference between medical care and medical treatment?
  • Are pain medications okay? How much is too much?
  • What should I do if my loved one refuses to eat or drink?
  • When is it okay to suspend nutrition and hydration?
  • What to do if medical personnel pressure you to accept treatment that you feel is not morally acceptable?
  • Is a breathing tube considered “extraordinary care”?
  • Is a breathing tube morally different from a feeding tube?
  • How do I know when it’s okay to let go and stop treatment of my loved one?
  • How do I handle challenging situations concerning DNR (“do not resuscitate”)?
  • How do I handle the guilt of making a decision that ended a person’s life?
  • And more . . .

This book is an invaluable resource for direct and focused responses to some of life’s most difficult and painful questions. It straightforwardly addresses end-of-life questions, such as the gift of life, redemptive suffering, judgment, and the hope of eternal life, as well as how to properly understand the Catholic Funeral Mass.

Whether as a preparation for a future journey or as an immediate guide for you now, We Are the Lord's is available and ready to help.

Author:
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STD
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TAN Books
Publication Date:
6/28/2019
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Paperbound
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https://tanbooks.com/content/WeAreTheLords_Preview.pdf
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3 Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent!

    Posted by Steven McEvoy on Dec 26th 2023

    This was one of 7 books by Father Kirby that I picked up recently. I picked Kirby’s books up after r…

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  • 5
    Great Book

    Posted by Lex S. on Sep 20th 2022

    I have been looking for this book since I saw an interview with Fr. Kirby talking about it several y…

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  • 5
    loved it everyone needs to

    Posted by Donna G. on Jul 27th 2022

    loved it everyone needs to read