Holy healing: How Catholics invented health care

Vol. 4 | No. 26 | July 19-26, 2019

The world has Christianity and its founder to thank for some of the foundational principles of modern medicine. On Page 10, contributing editor Mike Aquilina tells the story of how the countercultural beliefs of early Christians led to one of society’s greatest inventions, the hospital. On Page 14, Angelus’ R.W. Dellinger tells the story of how a home hospice nurse is living out Jesus’ healing imperative by accompanying patients in their final moments.

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