Elders' Rights

End Game

Film Discussion Guide
The Netflix documentary End Game offers a compassionate exploration of how residents in palliative care facilities are helped to face death with dignity. Discussion questions, faith in action, and a...

Prayer for Grandparents Day

National Grandparents Day is celebrated in the United States on September 10th. This prayer calls on Saints Anne and Joachim to guide all who have been called to the vocation of grandparenting.
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The abuse of the elderly is a social injustice that is not often taken seriously or seen as a real problem. This two page reflection summarizes the issue of elder abuse and offers a prayer to respect...

Alive Inside

Film Discussion Guide
In celebration of the International Day of Older Persons, this film discussion guide explores the power of music in overcoming memory loss. Alive Inside is a touching, powerful film that brings forth...

Bless Me, Ultima

BLESS ME, ULTIMA is based on the novel by acclaimed author Rodolfo Anaya. It is the coming-of-age story of Antonio, a seven-year-old Catholic boy living in a small town in New Mexico. The film...

Grandparents Day Resources

These resources for Grandparents Day discuss some recent statements in which Pope Francis lifts up the blessings that grandparents provide to society. The "Am I My Grandchild's Keeper?" fact sheet...

Social Insurance Programs: Promoting the Common Good

This five page backgrounder reviews key social insurance programs that protect human dignity and the common good and foster economic justice. Social Security, Medicare, and Pension plans are...

The Dignity of Older Adults

This two-page resource reflects on aging in a consumer society and on caring for elders as related to the dignity of the human person.

Rights of Older Persons

This unit on the rights of older persons features a quiz about older persons in the U.S. and worldwide and includes prayers and Catholic Social Teaching to reflect on the dignity of older persons, as...