Evangelization is one of the core principles of the CHCLA. Today, Catholic health care professionals are called to participate in Christ’s healing mission and by doing so, evangelize their patients and peers. By treating patients with dignity and respect, both for the body and soul, health care professionals bear witness to the value and inviolable dignity of each person, who is created in God’s image and likeness. Hospitals are a unique mission field, and CHCLA will support the rights of health care professionals to work in such a way as to grow in Christian virtue and share their faith without fear.
CHCLA will promote endeavors to evangelize in all facets of health care, including administration, research, ethics, and policy. CHCLA understands that there are innumerable challenges in the world of health care including: threats to human dignity, suppressing freedom of conscience, rapid advances in biotechnologies, and relativistic medical ethics. Through collaborating with experts from various disciplines, CHCLA seeks to evangelize not only those involved in direct patient care, but all who are a part of the world of Catholic health care.