See this online text:

  • Comfort and Consolation: A Pastoral Letter from the Catholic Bishops of Maryland (Annapolis, MD: Maryland Catholic Conference, 2007). Available in PDF format (on this page) at the Archdiocese of Washington. [According to the text, it offers ethical guidance on “medical decision-making in time of serious illness” to health professionals, members of the clergy, and families.]
    • To be read together with Health Care Directives: A Catholic Perspective: A Supplement to the Pastoral Letter “Comfort and Consolation” from the Catholic Bishops of Maryland (Annapolis, MD: Maryland Catholic Conference, [2007]), which is available in PDF format at the Archdiocese of Washington.

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O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. (From Sancta Missa)