Catholic health care organizations serve immigrants, including refugees and victims of human trafficking, in their clinics, emergency rooms, and in their facilities. Catholic health care also employs many people who have fled their homeland, seeking a better life for themselves and their communities.
As part of the Catholic health ministry, the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) shares this commitment to helping those who have come to the United States from other countries. Through outreach, education, and advocacy, CHA speaks out on behalf of health care access for immigrants and collaborates with other organizations in "welcoming the stranger among us."
Pope Francis Announces "Share the Journey" Campaign for Migrants and Refugees
The "Share the Journey" campaign was launched by Pope Francis on in support of those who have fled their homes seeking safety and a better life around the world and in the U.S. This is a two-year campaign sponsored globally by Caritas Internationalis, and in the U.S. by the USCCB's Migration and Refugee Services Committee, Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA. The campaign aims to raise awareness and understanding of the unprecedented number of migrants and refugees globally, including those who have come to the U.S., and to challenge myths and perceptions in order to encourage greater support for migrants and refugees in the U.S. and around the world. Each year's Week of Prayer and Action invites people to follow the call to "love your neighbor" by joining in the Share the Journey Campaign in Catholic parishes, schools, colleges, hospitals and other institutions and ministries.
Learn more about the 2019 Global Week of Action