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Inspired by Gospel teachings to "love thy neighbor as thyself," the Catholic health ministry has served people of all ages, races and backgrounds for centuries in missions, clinics and hospitals worldwide. CHA supports members, partnering organizations and the church in a global mission of healing through research, education, consultation and collaboration. To learn more about this initiative, available resources or what your organization can do to help, contact Bruce Compton.

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5th Anniversary Edition: Guiding Principles for Conducting Global Health Activities

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Renewing Relationship
Essays as We Evolve and Emerge from Pandemic

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2006 Earth Day Reflection

Dec 13, 2017, 16:19 PM


Let us pause to offer praise and thanksgiving to God for the gift of creation and the opportunity it brings to deepen our commitment to care for the earth.

Psalm 8 

Side 1
O LORD, our Lord, how glorious is your name over all the earth! You have exalted your majesty above the heavens.

Side 2
When we behold your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you set in place – who are we that you should be mindful of us? Or our children, that you should care for them?

Side 1
Yet you have made us little less than the angels and crowned us with glory and honor.

Side 2
You have given us to rule over the words of your hands, putting all things under our feet.

Side 1
All sheep and oxen, yes, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, the fishes of the sea, and whatever swims the paths of the seas.

Side 2
O LORD, our Lord, how glorious is your name over all the earth!

O LORD, our Lord, as the psalmist reminds us, you have entrusted into our humble hands the care of the creatures of this world: plants and animals, yes, but even the care of each other. This is a great honor, but also a grave responsibility and there are times when we feel that we shall stumble under its weight. We ask you to draw near and be with us. In our interactions with one another may we come to a richer understanding of the common good of all creation that you have asked us to guard. Deepen our appreciation for the earth and all things living and breathing. Guide us to see implications that health care serves for all creation.

We ask that everything we do here be for the glory of your name through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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