CMA Resources for Students

September 25, 2011

Seizing Opportunity

  This past week, I had a wonderful opportunity laid before me, and I almost let it slip from my grasp.  I had another lesson in the importance of continuing to speak the truth at every opportunity, especially when the circumstances are in my favor.  So to start, a little background: For the past month... Read More

September 17, 2011

Contraception Mandate is Latest Attack on Conscience Rights

  Once again, our rights are being eroded.  I wrote back in February about how the current administration, through executive fiat via the Department of Health and Human Services, is chipping away at the conscience rights of providers.  This past August, HHS announced the new “contraception mandate” that would require all insurance plans to cover... Read More

September 6, 2011

MaterCare Day 4 Part 2 MCI in the Field

  I started the previous post about the last day of the MaterCare conference by discussing NaPro Technology as one of the solutions to reestablishing true obstetrics care.  I would like to finish my post about that day by next discussing more specifically what MaterCare International has been doing. MaterCare International was born out of... Read More

September 5, 2011

MaterCare Day 4 Part 1 NFP as a Solution

  Greetings in Christ! I am happy to say that I have safely returned to the States after a full day of traveling.  The last full day of the conference was an excellent one, filled with good news from multiple people.  The talks on this day offered concrete examples of solutions that were working around... Read More

September 1, 2011

MaterCare Day 3 What We Are Facing

  Greetings from Rome!  Another beautiful day in Rome has passed, filled with many excellent talks.  Whereas yesterday we focused much on the call that we have received and how we are to take steps to answer, today’s sessions elaborated on what some of the problems are.  The morning session began with Representative Christ Smith... Read More

August 31, 2011

MaterCare Conference Day 2 A Sign of Contradiction

  Greetings in Christ! Today was day two of the MaterCare International Conference.  I decided this morning to attend mass at the Basilica of St. Peter, and so I met my brother-in-law and we were able to hear a Polish mass said at the tomb of Blessed John Paul II.  While praying during mass, I... Read More

August 30, 2011

MaterCare Conference Day 1

  The Lord be praised! I write to you all from the Vatican after the first evening session of the MaterCare International 8th annual meeting.  This year the conference is focusing on “The Dignity of Mothers and Obstetricians: Who on Earth Cares!”  That last part may be a bit jarring for most, and rightly so. ... Read More

August 29, 2011

CMA SS is Traveling to Rome

Greetings!   This evening, the VP of the CMA-SS is off to Rome for a few days to cover the MaterCare International 8th Annual Conference titled “Dignity of Mothers and Obstetricians-Who on Earth Cares”.  The conference is going to be held Instituto Maria Bambina, which is located right off of St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.... Read More

August 7, 2011

A Family in Medical School

I am constantly asked by a variety of people how I am able to handle a family during medical school.  My short answer is: very carefully and deliberately.  However, it is so much more than that.  As we enter into a new school year, I think this is very important for us to consider.  As... Read More

July 24, 2011

Natural Family Planning is NOT Catholic Contraception

  One of the great misperceptions of our culture is that natural family planning is simply Catholic contraception.  This stems from a complete misunderstanding of the nature and end of the marital embrace.  One of the key differences between NFP and contraception is the fact that natural family planning works WITH the body and not... Read More