Archbishop Thomas Cardinal Collins of Toronto and other prominent Catholics explore troubling consequences of the secularization and commoditization of the Canadian health care system for the dignity and human fullness of those it seeks to serve. Cardinal Collins joins host David Mulroney, a former Canadian ambassador to China who has served on the board of a Catholic healthcare network; Moira McQueen, PhD, Executive Director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute; Father Kevin Belgrave, S.T.D., Director of the Institute of Theology of the St Augustine Seminary; and Dr. Pascal Bastien, M.D., General Internal Medicine Specialist at the Queensway Carleton Hospital.
Host David Mulroney introduces the importance of Catholic values in health care, and the challenges they face.
Archbishop Thomas Cardinal Collins recounts the beginnings of Catholic health care in Toronto, and the men and women who gave their lives in the care of others.
Cardinal Collins discusses the need for Catholic Healthcare, in a world increasingly indifferent to the dignity of the human person.
Fr. Kevin Belgrave explains the importance of measuring medical progress through standards of faith, rather than administrative efficiency.
Father Belgrave explains the critical importance of looking for and recognizing face of Christ in every patient.
Fr. Belgrave explains the sacramental nature of the human body, and the implications of that nature.
Dr. Moira McQueen explains the incompatibility of abortion and euthanasia with Catholic moral and health care values.
Dr. McQueen explores the Catholic understanding of the human person.
Dr. McQueen considers challenges to be faced by Catholic health care in years to come.
Pascal Bastien, MD, discusses the unique vocation of Catholic doctors and the gifts they can bring to health care.