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Catholic Social Teaching in Action

Finding Jesus in a Remote Village of Honduras

What I thought would be a usual patient encounter turned out to be one of the most sacred moments I have had in my medical career.

Lessons from Uganda

With the support of the Catholic Medical Association, I returned to this beautiful country in January 2022 for my fifth mission trip to the area.

Renewing Healthcare for the Common Good

Healthcare certainly is one of the elements necessary to achieve the common good, which is why it is important to see how the prime principles of Catholic social teaching (CST) can be applied to healthcare.

CHCLA: Strength in Unity

Recognizing the need for a new, collaborative initiative to coordinate the good work already being done by many individual organizations, a core group of Catholic healthcare leaders have formed the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance (CHCLA) whose vision is the renewal of Catholic healthcare.

President's Message

We have begun our journey through Lent. We are called to pray, fast, and give alms. It is during this time that we are reminded of the Catholic Church’s social teaching which is built on a commitment to the poor.

Chaplain's Corner

During the season of Lent, with the grace of God, let us daily remind ourselves that it is Jesus Christ we see and encounter in patients, co-workers, family members, friends and strangers. The solution of the disparity of the delivery of love to others starts with us.

CMA News

A Year in Review: Catholic Social Teaching on Justice in Medicine Committee

Just over a year ago, the Catholic Medical Association established the Catholic Social Teaching on Justice in Medicine Committee to help address inequities in the provision of healthcare. The committee was charged with a three-fold mission: education on Catholic social teaching (CST), advocacy based on CST, and using CST to put our faith into action in patient care. 

CMA Brings the Message of Redemptive Suffering to Seek22

CMA’s Dr. Thomas McGovern was this year’s impact session speaker during the SEEK22 conference, a large Catholic conference for college students hosted by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).

Equity Begins in the Womb

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.” This year, the March’s central theme befits the times, proclaiming: Equality begins in the womb!  How can there be equal protection under the law when killing of the most innocent is sanctioned?

The Next Chapter for the Health Care Policy Committee

The Health Care Policy (HCP) Committee is entering the next chapter with a new leader at the helm to continue to advance CMA’s response and action to several critical areas in healthcare.

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Previous Issues

Fall 2021

In the Midst of the Hardships: Finding Joy in Medicine

Summer 2021

Collaborating for Continued Success

Spring 2021

Applying Catholic Social Teaching to Medicine

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