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January 26, 2015

Boot Camp: Back by Popular Demand!

Mark your calendars for the third Annual Medical Boot Camp for Students and Residents June 16-21.  Hosted at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary outside of Philadelphia, PA, the Boot Camp is also open to residents this year. World-renowned speakers, powerful presentations and profound spiritual reflection are the hallmarks of this unique event.  Last year over 23 medical schools were represented with 25 medical students.  This year, for the first time, residents are welcome to attend. During the Boot Camp, participants also experience a sense of community and friendship.  A special night on the town is planned this year; a special surprise!  Register early.

January 26, 2015

Abortion Interrupted: CMA Member Reverses Abortion Drug After Mom Changes Mind

After a Colorado woman regretted her decision to undergo a chemical abortion, she desperately searched for a doctor who could reverse the effects of the abortion drug mifepristone. She found CMA member Edwin Anselmi, M.D., who quickly implemented a protocol developed by two other CMA members, George Delgado, M.D., and Mary Davenport, M.D.

To read more about Dr. Anselmi and additional inspiring details of the case, click this link.

October 14, 2014

Discounted Linacre Quarterly Gift Subscription for Clergy Available

The CMA and Maney, the publisher of The Linacre Quarterly, are excited to offer a discounted gift subscription price for the 2015 volume of the Linacre for CMA members who sponsor a gift subscription for their pastor, bishop, other clergy member or member of a religious order, or for a member of the USCCB Doctrine or Pro-Life Committees.

The cost is only $50 for the entire year—a savings of over 50 percent. The subscription will include four print issues plus online access.

For information, go to http://www.cathmed.org/resources/linacre-quarterly/

June 29, 2014

CMA Statement on Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

Bala Cynwyd, Pa.—The Catholic Medical Association welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell et al. v. Hobby Lobby. Once again, the Supreme Court has curtailed the Obama administration’s abuse of executive power and unprecedented attacks on religious liberty.

June 27, 2014

Boot Camp: The Sequel Was a Hit!

The Catholic Medical Association’s Second Annual Medical Student Boot Camp took place exactly one year after the first, and matched its success in every respect . . .

December 4, 2013

CMA Critiques ACLU Lawsuit

Bala Cynwyd, PA— The Catholic Medical Association   (CMA) issued the following statement in response to the most recent   lawsuit filed against the USCCB by the ACLU:

The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on December 2,  2013, is a dangerous, distracting farce. While it is not possible for the CMA to comment on the details of the lawsuit or the medical case on which it is based, the ACLU’s animus to the Catholic Church and the U.S.  bishops is well known . . .

November 17, 2013

CMA Stands with US Bishops Against HHS Mandate

Bala Cynwyd, PA—Board President John I. Lane, M.D., speaking on behalf of the members of the Catholic Medical Association, issued the following statement in response to the USCCB Special Message on the HHS mandate issued November 13, 2013:

The Catholic Medical Association strongly supports the Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops Special Message on the HHS mandate. U.S. bishops have been outstanding advocates for religious freedom, not only for Catholics, but for all citizens. For this consistent and courageous witness, the bishops deserve both gratitude and support . . .

October 30, 2013

Medicine As If Catholicism Mattered

by Robert Royal, editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing

I spent a couple of pleasant days last week at the annual conference of the Catholic Medical Association, which met this year in Santa Barbara, California. Not a bad venue – Catholic medical professionals aren’t dumb. But the real pleasure was to be part of a group of 500 people that included doctors, nurses, pharmacists, chiropractors, medical ethicists, and others passionately committed not only to the healing arts, but to the Catholic faith.

Click this link to read the full article on The Catholic Thing‘s website.

June 25, 2013

Statement on Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Decisions

Bala Cynwyd, PA— Board President John I. Lane, M.D., speaking on behalf of the members of the Catholic Medical Association, issued the following statement in light of the Supreme Court’s decisions on same-sex marriage issued today:

We are profoundly disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decisions to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which served to support the institution of marriage in the provision of federal benefits, and to refuse to protect the rights of the citizens of California to defend authentic marriage through legal means . . .