Says they contribute to their families’ growth at a ‘profoundly human and spiritual level of faith’
The Pope discussed the role of the elderly in the family and society during his general audience.
“How I would like a Church that challenges the disposable culture with the overflowing joy of a new embrace between young people and the elderly”
“The Church cannot and does not want to be conformed to the mentality of impatience, and much less so, of indifference and contempt, when it comes to old age.”
“Experts in faith, experts in God, experts in the hope that comes from him”
This is the official icon of the World Meeting of Families, which means it will be present in all events taking place in this massive family gathering in Philadelphia next year
“Human frailty, which becomes more visible in old age, demonstrates that we all need one another and that we are mutually enriched”
DROMORE, Ireland, AUG. 23, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Bishop John McAreavey says that in a culture when parents might not have enough time for their children, grandparents can provide needed support offering not only time but also affection.
Be “a Living Presence in the Family, in the Church and in Society”
Pontifical Council to Focus on Families’ Oldest Members