brings with it new anguish
and new terrors and anxiety,
new trials of pain and endurance,
new occasions for compassion.
But it cannot change one enduring
fact: God's love for us all."
CALLED TO COMPASSION AND RESPONSIBILITY, 1986
U.S. CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
We are called to be instruments of God and, as Church, we commit ourselves to build a community of faith and love, which includes those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
- Proclaim that God is source of strength for all who are suffering
- Uphold the dignity of human life
- Provide liturgical, educational, networking resources Offer pastoral care, visits, speakers, resource manuals and materials, training and referrals