Last article of section "Elderly and Dying"
To mark today's eighth anniversary of the death of John Paul II, here is an excerpt from his 1999 Letter to the Elderly. * * * “You show me the path of life, in your presence there is fullness of life” (Ps 16:11) 14. It is natural that, as the years pass, we should increasingly consider our “twilight”. If no...read more
Articles from section "Elderly and Dying"
One of the traditional names given to the Blessed Virgin Mary is "Our Lady of Sorrows," a title under which the faithful reflect on the sorrowful events of her life, specifically the …read more
Here is a L'Osservatore Romano translation of the address Benedict XVI gave Sunday before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers …read more
God's intervention in the drama of human history does not obey any natural cycle; it only obeys his grace and faithfulness, says Benedict XVI. The Pope made this reflection today when he …read more
Here is a translation of the homily Benedict XVI gave today when he celebrated Mass for the cardinals and bishops who have died this year. * * * Venerable Brothers, Dear brothers and sisters! …read more
Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today at the general audience. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, After celebrating the Solemnity of All Saints, the Church today invites …read more