More on Old Age

Study shows minorities most likely to favor longer lives

WASHINGTON — Noah’s grandfather Methuselah lived to the ripe old age of 969 and Moses reached 120, but most Americans … Continued

Speculation about Mandela’s fate seen as cultural taboo

JOHANNESBURG —  Will native son and national hero Nelson Mandela survive his latest bout with illness? That is the single … Continued

Pope tells cardinals not to cede to ‘pessimism’

ROME — An animated and impassioned Pope Francis addressed the entire College of Cardinals in an ornate Vatican hall Friday … Continued

Orlando retirement complex caters to aging Hindu immigrants

Fifty years after they began arriving from India, the first generation of Indian-Americans is retiring and finding itself in a … Continued

Being the bridge

Sarah is 60 years old and dying of cancer. Amid respirators and feeding tubes she refuses “all this noise and … Continued

Eulogy for my friend journalist William Raspberry

Marvin Joseph WASHINGTON, DC- JUNE 26 William Raspberry attending the Raspberry Roast at the Washington Post in Washington, D.C. on … Continued

David Wolpe: Circumcision is ‘far from disfigurement’

AP A bris in San Francisco is celebrated by family members in May 2011. In the wake of the ruling … Continued

Attorney drops abuse suit against Vatican

VATICAN CITY — A prominent sex abuse lawyer has dropped a high-stakes lawsuit that sought to hold Pope Benedict XVI … Continued

Christian politicians exalt suffering in GOP campaign

Imagine that the year is 1932 and presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt, instead of addressing himself to the economic paralysis … Continued

Who decides when medicine prolongs dying, not living?

Doctors at Gundersen Lutheran, long a pioneer in ensuring that the care provided to patients in their final months complies … Continued