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Senior Director of Lay Leadership
Mrs. Jackie Bonk
Phone: 919-645-4438

Respect Life Ministry Coordinator
Mrs. Mary Beth Phillips
Phone: 919-719-8267

Coordinator of Prison Ministry
Deacon Michael Vandiver
Phone: 919-821-9751

End of Life Initiatives

New Videos on End of Life from the USCCB


Additional videos on End of Life issues, including assisted suicide, are available from the USCCB.

Advance Directive Document

Updated in November 2017: The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, in consultation with experts in Catholic bioethics and law, has created an Advance Directive Document (PDF). We offer you this document, which is designed for the state of North Carolina, to assist you in ensuring that your care and treatment is consistent with the Catholic faith and your wishes. Click here for a summary document (PDF).

Raleigh Seminarian with Terminal Brain Cancer Responds to Brittany Maynard

Seminarian Philip Johnson Testifies Before CT Legislature on Assisted Suicide


As part of our Bioethics series, we have developed three talks on End of Life issues. They are among the 10 talks on bioethical issues available on our Youtube channel. To learn more, watch the videos and download the resources at the links below.

Watch the 10 talks - Each is approximately an hour in length, suitable for an education night in your parish.

Summary and discussion document (PDF) to accompany the talks 

Promotional brochure (PDF)

Essay questions for those pursuing Diocesan Respect Life Certification (PDF)