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"
In a number of countries around the world the pro-euthanasia forces continue to press for the legalization of assisted suicide. Australia's Dr. Philip Nitschke recently broke the law by …read more
Benedict XVI will be praying in October that the dying will find support in the love of their brothers and sisters. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for …read more
A problematic new end-of-life medical form is rapidly gaining ascendency in U.S. healthcare. It is called the "POLST" document. (In my own state of Colorado, it's called a MOST document.) The …read more
Euthanasia advocates continue to press their case in spite of suffering several recent defeats, including a January vote in the French Senate against a proposal to legalize euthanasia. This …read more
The archbishop of Westminster says helping families to care for their elderly members simply makes sense. Archbishop Vincent Nichols affirmed this Saturday at the archdiocesan annual Mass for …read more