Last article of section "Elderly and Dying"
Chris Faddis had to learn very early about what Vatican II calls a "continuation of the marriage vocation," that is the stage of widowhood. He was married in 2006 and just a couple months after his sixth anniversary, lost his wife to cancer. Faddis wrote a memoir that pays tribute, ultimately, to the sacrament ...read more
Articles from section "Elderly and Dying"
Yesterday morning, Pope Benedict XVI went to visit the “Viva gli Anziani” Retirement home of the Sant’Egidio Community at Gianicolo in Rome on the occasion of the European Year of Active …read more
Intergenerational Solidarity was at the heart of this year’s annual summit meeting of European Faith leaders with the Presidents of EU Institutions. This was the eighth such high-level …read more
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