Does the Catholic Church believe in healing?

The Church believes in healing. We recognize that physical, emotional, and spiritual healing are important aspects of human well-being and that it is part of its mission to promote healing in all its forms.

The Church believes that God is the ultimate source of healing and that healing can come through prayer, the sacraments, and medical interventions. We encourage people to seek medical treatment for physical and mental health problems and support the work of healthcare professionals in promoting healing.

In addition, since early times, the Church has promoted the use of sacraments, such as the Anointing of the Sick, which is a sacrament of healing that is offered to those who are seriously ill or facing surgery. The Church also encourages the use of prayer and other spiritual practices as a means of promoting healing.

Overall, the Catholic Church recognizes that healing is an important part of human life and seeks to promote healing in all its forms, including physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.