After years of collaboration, study, and writing, The National Directory for Catechesis is now available. A companion to the General Directory for Catechesis (GDC), the National Directory for Catechesis builds on some of the core themes of the GDC, like catechesis's relationship to evangelization and worship, and provides practical tools for doing catechesis well. This is a "must-have" for anyone in catechesis or Catholic education-teachers, principals, directors, and coordinators of religious education and youth ministry, catechists, and students in the field.
Here is a collection of quotes from Church statement regarding disability.
Create welcoming and accessible parishes using the information and suggestions in this resource from the experts at the National Catholic Partnership on Disability. The guide contains resources to help a parish evaluate its efforts to welcome parishioners with disabilities and gather better information about disabled parishioners.
This pdf form helps parish religious education staff assist the family by providing religious education instruction that takes into consideration the student' s special needs.
Ethics Committee letter points out OPTN/UNOS's own Ethics committee disagrees with proposed organ policy changes, 2013
"For the reasons ably set out in the National Catholic Bioethics Center’s June 20th letter, I urge the Board to reject the proposal as written. I will limit my remarks to the worst of the several flaws the proposal contains: Its authorization of organ solicitation before any decision to withdraw lifesupport is made."
"NCPD was established thirty years ago to implement the Pastoral Statement on People with Disabilities of the U.S. Catholic bishops. On behalf of NCPD and the fourteen million disabled Catholics it serves, I submit the following comments against the Policy Plain Language Rewrite (Rewrite) OPTN has proposed."
Letter to Governor Deal of Georgia Re: H.B. 1114: Homicide; Offering to Assist in Commision of Suicide; Repeal Certain Provisions April 9, 2012
"I am Chair of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD), which is an agency approved by the U.S. bishops to provide pastoral guidance for persons with disabilities. On behalf of NCPD, I urge you to not veto but to sign into law H.B. 1114, and thus help keep physician-assisted suicide and the threat it presents to disabled people from spreading."
"I am a resident of Montgomery County, Maryland, and also a consultant with the National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD), on whose behalf I am testifying today. NCPD wishes to express our grave reservations with H.B. 449, as well as with the proposed amendment offered by the Department of Legislative Services, and urge that it not be voted out of Committee in its original or amended form."
There is no bright line between a disability considered terminal and one that is not. H.3884 offers lethal prescriptions to people whose conditions “will, within reasonable medical judgment, produce death within six months.”5 Such predictions are notoriously unreliable.6 Many people defy the odds and live on with their disabilities for many years.