Theological Reflection The Linacre Quarterly 2018, Vol. 85(2) 106-114 The Economy of Life and the ª Catholic Medical Association 2018 Reprints and permission: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Catholic Identity of Catholic DOI: 10.1177/0024363918764480 journals.sagepub.com/home/lqr Hospitals in an Age of Secularization* Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke Keywords Catholic Church, hospital, secularization, culture, health care First of all, I express my heartfelt gratitude to indifferent or hostile to the moral norm. For some Dr. Richard Klapchar and his daughter, Dr. Kim- time already, Catholic health care in the United berly Klapchar, for the invitation to address critical States and in other countries as well, especially in the questions regarding the ethos or moral norm that countries of Europe, has been confronting a serious directs our care of human life, especially through the challenge to its Catholic identity. The challenge has practice of medicine. I compliment most highly the philosophical roots in a false understanding of man, organizers of this evening’s conference which has which alienates him from his origin and his destiny an international inspiration, thanks to the friendship in the immeasurable and unceasing love of God, of Dr. Klapchar with Mr. Giovanni Battista Bellomo, manifested, from the beginning, in the Creation, and a highly
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Published: May 1, 2018
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