Thursday, February 11, 2010

Catholic Church and Health Care

by Steve Ray on February 11, 2010

Catholic Church runs 25% of world’s health facilities

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=5422

As the Catholic Church observes the annual World Day of the Sick, the president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care pointed out that the Church administers more than 25% of all the world’s health-care facilities. Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski cited the “117,000 health care facilities, including hospitals, clinics, orphanages,” around the world.

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Ecumenical Catechism?

by Steve Ray on February 11, 2010

Cardinal Kasper calls for ecumencial catechism
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=5392
Speaking at a Vatican symposium, Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, said that an ecumenical catechism would help Catholics and members of major Protestant communities adhere more faithfully to the foundations of the Christian doctrine. Such a catechism would promote “an ecumenism of basics that identifies, reinforces, and deepens” Christians’ “common foundation in Jesus Christ and the Holy Trinity as expressed in our common creed and in the doctrine of the first ecumenical councils.”

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