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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 . . .

April 7, 2013

CMA Posts Comments on HHS’s Latest Compromise

The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) submitted its formal comments on the latest proposal from the Obama administration to deal with issues of religious freedom as HHS, the IRS, and the Treasury prepare to enforce the mandate on employers and health insurers to provide abortifacient, contraceptive, and sterilization services to all women as a pre-paid entitlement. 

April 4, 2013

Statement on Plan B Decision

On Friday, April 5, 2013, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman ordered the FDA to make Plan B available to women and girls of all ages, over the counter and without restrictions. In response to this clear case of judicial overreach, the Catholic Medical Association released the following statement:

March 26, 2013

CMA at the March for Marriage

The CMA was present and noticed at the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 2013. Executive Director John F. Brehany marched alongside CMA members Agnes Bayer and Susan Beck, the husband of member Mary Andrews, M.D., and a couple of friends of the CMA.

March 13, 2013

CMA Episcopal Advisor interviewed on Bearing Witness

Most Rev. Robert F. Vasa, JCL, CMA’s Episcopal Advisor, was interviewed by the Catholic World Report on his responsability to ensure authentic Catholic formation in schools.  Bishop Vasa discussed the controversy over his directive, the aim of Catholic education, misunderstandings that exist about conscience, and a few of the challenges facing the Church in the United States.