The article discusses the role of Catholicism in caring for the sick. Catholic health care is motivated by God as the origin of its apostolate for the sick and work of healing. The cultural threats to the Catholic anthropology of healing are pointed out including the Scientism ideology, growing secularism and the nihilistic tendency of contemporary moral reasoning. The challenges facing Catholic health care are described.
Thomas J. Paprocki,
Caring for the Sick: The Catholic Contribution and Its Relevance,
Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y
Available at: http://scholarship.law.nd.edu/ndjlepp/vol25/iss2/12