Last article of section "Elderly and Dying"
Pope Francis received in audience -- in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Vatican Palace --, the participants in the 21st Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life, whose theme this year is: “Assistance to the Elderly and Palliative Care” (New Hall of the Synod, March 5-7, 2015). Here is a translatio...read more
Articles from section "Elderly and Dying"
I attended a funeral today. The man was an only child. He died surrounded by an enormous family. Abbot Owen Purcell, OSB was the seventh abbot of St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, KS. As a …read more
At 4 pm on the Solemnity of All Saints, the Holy Father celebrated Mass at the entrance of Rome’s Cemetery of Verano, and then led a special prayer for the deceased and the blessing of the …read more
Here is a Vatican Radio translation of the homilly Francis gave Monday at a Mass he celebrated for cardinals and bishops who have died in the last year. * * * In the spiritual atmosphere of …read more
Here is the Oct. 11 statement from the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada in response to the British Columbia Court of Appeal Decision on assisted suicide. * * * In a long-awaited decision …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: It was always said that a priest could impart an …read more