Health and Moral Issues: A Holy Alliance
Today’s controversial moral issues need the unity of two worlds… Faith and Reason.
Medical professionals need courageous shepherds to challenge them to uphold the teachings of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine. So also, our priests have a need to be updated on the science behind the major medical moral issues that confront the faithful. Physicians can provide medical information and understanding to priests, enabling them to speak to their flocks with greater confidence about complex contemporary issues such as:
- Napro Technology/Infertility
- Neuroscience of Pornography
- Advanced Directives/POLST
- Catholic Living Wills
- Emergency Contraceptives/Morning After Pill
Local guilds of the Catholic Medical Association are now active in over 80 dioceses throughout the country, providing a platform from which the Holy Alliance can rapidly spread. In these challenging times, priests and Catholic physicians can form partnerships to counter the false claims and seductive arguments of our secular culture. The Holy Alliance gives witness to the fact that the truths of science and the truths of the Faith are never in conflict as they both have one and the same Source.
We welcome all priests and physician members of the Catholic Medical Association to become a part of the Holy Alliance as we join forces in serving the Divine Physician.
As a fruit of this Alliance, CMA physicians are providing a collection of articles and medical information for priests, about contemporary issues, such as RU-486 reversal, advance directives/POLST, NFP and more. These articles have been compiled in the Holy Alliance Binder, which has received an Imprimatur from the Archbishop of Philadelphia, Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez, D.D. Please click here to review and/or download the Binder.
Included in the Binder is a PowerPoint presentation entitled, “Living with Your Fertility Through Natural Family Planning.” If you would like to download this presentation separate from the Binder, you can do so by following the link here.
For more information about the Holy Alliance Ministry and/or the Binder, please email us at [email protected].
Holy Alliance Support Ministry
Holy Alliance Support Ministry is a unique ministry that serves United States Catholic Bishops as a trusted advisor in mental health related issues. The ministry is offered in partnership with the Catholic Medical Association.
Ministry funded through a generous Catholic family foundation
Please visit the Holy Alliance Support Ministry web page.
Limited conference scholarships are available for priests, religious and other clergy CMA members. Scholarships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis to those qualifying.
The scholarship covers the full conference registration fee, which includes presentations, breakfasts and lunches, and the banquet. Applicants must be members of the CMA; non-members must either join online or enclose a membership form and payment with this application. Applicants are responsible for a $100.00 registration fee and for their own travel and accommodations. The scholarship does not include special events.