Catholic Health Care: The Misson
The investment of the Catholic community in healthcare is inspired by Christ. It is a response by Christians to be healing hands for the sick; to provide compassionate care for those in need; to accompany the dying with self-sacrifice; and to bear witness to the inviolable dignity of the human person and our common responsibility to love our neighbour and to serve and protect human life at every stage.
The Bishops of Canada, who have solicitude for the sick, the disabled, the elderly, and vulnerable persons within their flock, also seek to provide pastoral encouragement to those caring for the sick and dying. Below is a selection of collective statements from the CCCB and Bishops in different parts of the country which draw upon, highlight, and give impetus to Catholic healthcare institutions and the dedicated professionals working within them.