After debris has been cleared and physical rebuilding is well underway, counselors for victims of natural disasters and violence contend that real healing still needs to take place.
The trend in funerals today toward more personalized, less traditional ceremonies is taking these services where no funerals have gone before.
Often after the death of the loved one of a friend, neighbor or co-worker, people are at a loss for what to say or do, but they might be quick to whip up a batch of brownies or a chicken casserole.
One in three adults 65 and older fall each year. In 2005 alone more than 1.8 million seniors were treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries. Simple adjustments to daily activities can greatly reduce the risk of a fall.
Genevieve is a senior in our archdiocese. She is 78 years old, a widow and has been a devout Catholic her whole life. She has served her parish in several capacities, sending her children through the parish school, and is a proud grandmother.
Ruins of housing for poor pilgrims, a thermal bath for dusty and weary visitors, and almost 2.5 miles of covered walkways and porticoes to protect throngs of pilgrims from the sun and rain — these are just some of the signs of ancient devotion to the “Apostle to the Gentiles” that archaeologists have recently uncovered next to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.