Catholic Identity

Catholic Identity Overview

In communities across the country, Catholic hospitals, clinics, long-term care and other facilities are caring for people of all ages, from conception to natural death. These Catholic health care organizations are motivated by faith in the healing mission begun by Jesus. This mission reveals a vision of healing that goes beyond medical care to meet the holistic needs of people, families and communities, always respecting the dignity of each human person. As a ministry of the Roman Catholic Church, Catholic health organizations commit to: promote and defend human dignity; attend to the whole person; care for poor and vulnerable persons; promote the common good; act on behalf of justice; steward resources; and act in communion with the church.

Caritas in Communion: Theological Foundations of Catholic Health Care

 

CHA Video Reflects Pope Francis' Call to Remember Elderly Priests and Sisters

Watch the video and read the article from Vatican Radio