Our Shared Beliefs
Our members come together to share medical bills because we believe it’s the right thing to do. We don’t participate because it’s convenient. We do it because our moral, ethical, and religious values compel us to care for and support each other during times of crisis. Solidarity HealthShare seeks to remain faithful at all times to the Ethical and Religious Directives of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church. This mobilizes our actions, and we relate to each other in community because of them.
Statement of Shared Beliefs
- We believe that our personal rights and liberties originate from God and are bestowed on us by God, and are not concessions granted to us by governments or men.
- We believe every individual has a fundamental right to practice their religion freely according to their individual faith or belief in the God of the Bible.
- We believe it is our moral and ethical obligation to be our brother’s or sister’s keeper under the principle of solidarity, according to our God-given resources and opportunity.
- We believe in the virtue of temperance, which enables us to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid foods, behaviors, or habits that could produce sickness or disease.
- We believe it is our fundamental right of conscience to direct our own health care, in consultation with physicians, family or other valued advisors, free from government dictates, restraints and oversight, including federal or state contraception and abortion mandates.
These beliefs form the moral, spiritual and ethical basis for our interaction and relationship as a community. We make a somber and significant pledge to one another that we will aid, support and devote our resources to one another in this most personal area of our life: our health care!
If you can agree with that belief system, we were meant for each other!
We are a community who live longstanding Catholic principles. Our members:
- Share one another’s burdens
- Believe that our body is a precious gift entrusted to us by God.
- Respect life in all its stages from conception to natural death
- Promote natural family planning
- Do not use contraception
- Do not abuse food, alcohol or tobacco products
- Eat foods that nourish your body, not harm it
- Exercise regularly
- Pray individually and together frequently
- Receive the Sacraments regularly
- Attend Mass weekly or more as schedules and discipline can allow
- Consult with our priests over matters of moral conscience
Do I Qualify?
Qualifying to be part of Solidarity HealthShare involves living a life according to our shared values. You qualify if you:
- Don’t abuse alcohol or prescription drugs, or use illegal drugs.
- Are healthy and lead a healthy lifestyle.
- Live in accordance to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
- Agree with our shared beliefs, as noted above.