Issue: November 2015
“I am not dying, I am entering life.” These words of the little Therese encapsulate the mystery of life and death.
It is when the will is fixed upon what it loves most—ultimately, either self or God—and, as St. Augustine puts it, by the weight of this love either sinks or rises.
Examines the reasons for the exceptional gravity of the sin of euthanasia in its two elements, homicide and suicide.
The chaplain of Bremien-Notre-Dame, a retirement home, draws upon the daily experiences of his ministry to reflect upon the life of persons in their twilight years.
Christ provided for every need. When death approaches, He is again present to impart one last sacrament, so that the dying Christian may leave the world as befits him.
The term “Last Rites” in common use typically refers to the Sacrament of Extreme Unction, but in a wider context, it can refer to the whole complex of rites used to assist the dying, or at least those who are in danger of death . . .
Pope Pius XII. Radio message to the sick, November 21, 1949.
A story from Fr. Finn’s Mostly Boys (New York: 1896)
The story of a man, who, desperately clinging to life and throwing himself into God’s hands, sought to finish his days by restoring a little church.
Why Christian parents need to make the education of their children in goodness an essential part of their vocation as educators.
The vital importance of maturity and the three things needed to mature a man.
Interview with Fr. Pezzutti about his experiences working in the SSPX missions in Eastern Europe.
“For unto thy faithful, O Lord, life is changed not taken away: and the abode of this earthly sojourn being dissolved, an eternal dwelling is prepared in heaven.”
The sacrament of Extreme Unction
- Pope Francis and the Hammer and Sickle Crucifix
- New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral Receives a Facelift
- Martin Luther to be Honored in Rome
- News Flash! Chimpanzees are not People!
- The Health of the Church in Germany
Conference by Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize, SSPX, on the question of “assisted suicide.”
The question of making a Living Will.
The Last Rites