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‘Hands of Mercy’ joins together Catholic youth and elders

Sydney Catholic Youth volunteers gave up their Saturday for “Hands of Mercy,” an elderly outreach event to encourage young people to perform a corporal act of mercy this Lent.

Local hero Nellie Doueihi wins $20k prize for St Declan’s ministry...

When Nellie Doueihi noticed that half of the elderly residents in a local nursing home were never getting visitors, she arranged for some children to visit regularly.

St Declan’s students bring joy to the sick and elderly

Students at St Declan’s take their school motto “Bringing the love of God to life in people” very seriously. So much so, the Penshurst primary school pupils visited the nearby Georges Estate Nursing Home this week to deliver not only Easter eggs, handmade cards, and gifts but some very welcome joy.

Caring for the elderly: Why it’s more than an obligation

By Brigid Meney Pope Francis recent public message urging us to honour, serve and show love for the elderly was a moving address and one...

Where does euthanasia leave people with a disability?

“Surely, with all the safeguards in the Euthanasia Bill, we can be confident nothing untoward will happen. Australia’s not that sort of place.” It’s been...

Retirement Living Magazine 2020

Retirement Living Magazine 2020 The 'Retirement Living Magazine' provides an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase goods or services to a highly receptive buyers market....

Reflections from the Catholic Weekly’s oldest reader

Faith’s been the foundation for Gabriella’s Century God is Number One for 100 year-old reader who recalls how she and her husband escaped war-torn Europe to...

Pope Francis tells elderly “You are needed”

In a message for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope promotes memory, prayer.

Tuning into faith and friendship

The humble ukulele is bringing people together in a parish outreach that's as fun as it is uplifting.

Pope sets day for grandparents and the elderly

The dynamic between the generations is vital, says pontiff.

Elderly people as “ethical canaries” in the COVID-19 pandemic coalmine

The “ethical tone” of a society is not determined by how it treats its most powerful, strongest, most affluent members, but by how it...

Don’t leave the elderly alone, pleads Pope

Pontiff invites young people to reach out to the aged with calls, messages and if possible, visits.
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