Articles for health care

Vincentian Care: Serving With Love, in a Spirit of Justice

“…your principal concern, which God asks especially of you, is to be very attentive in serving the poor, who are our lords. Oh yes, Sisters! They are our masters. That is why you must treat them gently and kindly…” – St. Vincent de Paul

Matters Concerning the Sick: A Vincentian Perspective

Presentation based on an article by Vicente de Dios Toribio, C.M.

Bl. Rosalie Rendu: Serving and Advocating for Persons in Need of Health Care

In addition to caring for the sick poor in their homes, Blessed Rosalie collaborated closely with the civil authorities responsible for the assistance of those who were poor.

Daughters of Charity in El Paso: Carrying On The Missionary Spirit

On February 3, 1892, four Daughters of Charity stepped off the train in El Paso, Texas, USA. Within a day the Sisters had laid the foundations for Hotel Dieu hospital, an institution that would welcome thousands of El Pasoans into the world, provide critical care for...

The Rush to Abandon the Poor

The state with the country’s worst health care record just happens to have a governor who has been the loudest voice against national efforts to improve it. According to a New York Times editorial entitled "The Rush to Abandon the Poor",  "A quarter of the residents...

Bishops Urge Congress to Fix, Not Repeal Health Law

The U.S. Supreme Court's June 28 decision upholding the health reform law makes it even more urgent for Congress to act to fix the law's "fundamental flaws" on abortion funding, conscience protection and immigrants' access to health care, the U.S. bishops said.   "The...

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