Press Releases

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September 21, 2020

CMA, NCBC Issue Public Comment Re: COVID-19 Immunization Practices

Philadelphia, PA- September 21, 2020- Together with The National Catholic Bioethics Center, the Catholic Medical Association issued public comments on the importance of ethical COVID- 19 immunization practices. The comments, meant for the September 22 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Department of... Read More

September 17, 2020

CMA Concerned After YouTube Censors Medical Comments Regarding COVID-19

Philadelphia, PA- September 17, 2020- The Catholic Medical Association is concerned and disappointed to learn of YouTube’s action to censor recent comments on COVID-19 made by a well respected medical expert, who serves as an advisor on The White House Coronavirus Task Force. “The decision to ban comments made by Dr. Scott Atlas is extremely... Read More

August 11, 2020

CMA Members Federally Appointed to The Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board of National Institutes of Health

Philadelphia, PA- August 10, 2020- The Catholic Medical Association is proud to announce that members of our organization have been federally appointed to The Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Doctors Greg Burke (Co-Chair of CMA’s Ethics Committee), Ashely Fernandes, Kevin Donovan and Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.... Read More

July 14, 2020

A Cause for Hope: Catholic Health Care and Religious Freedom in the Face of Crisis

Philadelphia, PA- July 14, 2020- Together with Christ Medicus Foundation, The Catholic Medical Association will host “A Cause for Hope: Catholic Health Care and Religious Freedom in the Face of Crisis,” a free online conference. “The conference will address several crises facing our nation, from the COVID-19 pandemic, to the growing tensions regarding race and... Read More

July 13, 2020

The Linacre Quarterly Wins Six Catholic Press Association Awards

Philadelphia, PA- July 13, 2020— The Catholic Medical Association is proud to congratulate The Linacre Quarterly on winning six Catholic Press Association Awards. “I am delighted that the Catholic Press Association recognizes the fine work from the authors who make The Linacre Quarterly what it is,” said Editor-in-Chief, Barbara Golder, M.D., J.D. Four of The Linacre’s awards came from its special November 2019 issue on... Read More

July 10, 2020

Catholic Medical Association Welcomes SCOTUS Protection of The Little Sisters of the Poor

Philadelphia, PA- July 10, 2020—After numerous challenges to the rights of conscience of the Little Sisters of the Poor and others, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on July 8, 2020 on the side of religious liberty- confirming the constitutionality of HHS’ exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. “The SCOTUS decision is a win not only for Little... Read More

June 22, 2020

Catholic Medical Association Concerned After SCOTUS Redefines the Meaning of Sex as “Sexual Orientation” and “Gender Identity”

Philadelphia, PA- June 22, 2020— Catholic Medical Association today expressed its concern regarding a recent Supreme Court decision to redefine the meaning of sex as a person’s perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. The SCOTUS ruling upheld a 1964 decision about racial discrimination and applied it to sex. Despite what science and biology tell us, the ruling makes it... Read More

June 17, 2020

Catholic Medical Association Applauds HHS Action to Enforce Section 1557 of Affordable Care Act, Protect Conscience, Religious Freedom

Philadelphia, PA- June 17, 2020— Catholic Medical Association today expressed its gratitude to the Department of Health and Human Services for its action to enforce Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Under HHS’ new rule, health care workers at federally funded facilities are no longer obligated to perform or partake in procedures- including transgender surgeries-... Read More