Orlando, Fla., Sep 30, 2014 / 04:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic medical professionals can lead other people to God by dedicating themselves to holiness and following the examples of saintly doctors, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., said.
“Medical professionals are uniquely equipped to bring that love of God – by their compassion, their generosity, and in their very presence – to the souls who most need it,” Bishop Conley told the Catholic Medical Association’s educational conference in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday.
The bishop noted Pope Francis’ call to the “peripheries”: the poor, lonely, rejected, elderly, unborn, and “those who do not know the love of God.”
The bishop, who is the association’s episcopal moderator, told conference attendees that they can follow this call.
“Ultimately, your task is to become medical professionals who know that your work and your lives are not your own – m