- Jul 15, 2020
As the elderly population in many societies around the world explodes, a trend demographers sometimes call the ‘Grayby Boom,’ the Catholic bishops of Australia are insisting that the challenges aren’t merely economic and related to production, but are ultimately about the human dignity of aging persons.
A Catholic nun who ran an Idaho agency for the aging for almost 40 years is retiring, saying her philosophy for all that time was, “When you get inside of an elderly person, each one has a gift they have to give. It’s up to us to bring that out.”
Two members of the Little Sisters of the Poor say they sometimes get a bit weary of answering questions about their role in the contraception mandates fight, but also that the publicity generated by the case may boost fundraising and vocations, and helps them advocate for the elderly.
ROME — As the tumultuous Synod of Bishops on the family nears its end, there’s mounting concern in some quarters that its results will be overly focused on a narrow set of contentious issues, while glossing over many matters Pope Francis cares about most, including immigration, poverty, domestic abuse, and
My parents are in their 80s, and both are failing – my dad with Parkinson’s disease and my mother burnt out on caregiving. There’s a wonderful caregiving/home health service nearby that can help relieve the burden. Four or five hours a week would dramatically improve my parents’ lives. The problem:
ROME — Twice in recent days Pope Francis has asked society not to abandon the elderly, saying that no duty is more important than safeguarding people, and that no good is ever achieved by “going against” human life. In an explicit appeal for a greater commitment to palliative care, and