Catholics believe that life is a gift of a loving God. Life is a holy gift for which we are responsible, but do not own. We believe that assisted death and suicide destroy human life and are never allowed. Catholics should not choose their own death as an end or a means. Since there may come a time when one is unable to express their own health care decisions, the bishops in the State of New Jersey have approved Advanced Directives which meet all civil requirements as well as all ecclesiastical concerns.
This form can be downloaded from the New Jersey Catholic Conference website.