Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Care Of The Sick

When it comes to caring for the sick, I am proud of my Catholic Church.  Back when medicine was rather primitive, and not very lucrative as a practice, Catholic women started what became hospitals.  Some started out with bringing the sick into their homes.  This example interested other women, and then they started hospitals.  There was not much secular interest in caring for the poor because there was no money to be made it such medical practice.  In our modern world, where medicine and caring for all kinds of sick people has become a big business, costing lots of money, the Catholic hospitals cannot stay in business.  Governments and corporate business, the johnny come lately ones, have gotten into the hospital business.  But the Catholic Church was there when no one else was, doing social justice.  I like that.

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