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Appreciating Our Elders in a Stay-Young-At-All-Costs World

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Appreciating Our Elders” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: “A people that does not have care for [the elderly], that does not treat them well, has no future: such a people [Read More...]

Helping People Live and Die with Dignity: A Look at the Film “The American Nurse”

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Inside the Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin, Sister Stephen Bloesl gathers the staff in the room of a dying woman whose daughter sits by her side. Everyone, from nurses and administrators to those who mow the lawn and deliver food, circle around her bed and begin singing the hymn “How Great Thou [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris Says Taking Care of Elderly is Like Taking Care of Jesus

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We live in a very youth-oriented culture and, as a result, senior citizens in our society often don’t receive the respect and attention they deserve. In the video below, Father Jonathan Morris says that when we care for our parents or grandparents or others who are aging and lonely, we are actually taking care of [Read More...]

Why One Man Traveled Around the World with No Money and Relied on the Kindness of Strangers

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TV host and author Leon Logothetis was walking down Hollywood Boulevard one day when he saw a homeless man holding a sign that read, “Kindness is the best medicine.” It dredged up a lot of memories for Leon, who had originally moved to the United States from England where he worked as a successful broker [Read More...]


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