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CMA: Ready for a Post-Roe America

CMA Poised to Meet the Needs of a Post Roe America

The tragedy of more than 60 million unborn lives lost since 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision will never be forgotten. Now, the focus going forward is ensuring that our future generations will never have to endure similar losses and the CMA is poised to continue that work.

A World Without Roe: Renewed Hope

The recent overturning of Roe brings not only hope for the advancement of human rights, but just as importantly, brings into sharper focus the moral responsibility to care for and assist pregnant mothers and preborn children.

Introducing Luncheons 4 Life: A Unique Way of Meeting a Pro-Life Need

Thanks to the connections made at Luncheons 4 Life through the years, there have been countless blessings, miracles and lives saved.

Sr. Hanna Klaus, M.D. and Her Legacy of Building a Culture of Life

Describing Sr. Hanna Klaus, M.D. as a trailblazer is no overstatement. Today she is the oldest living member of the Catholic Medical Association.

President's Message

Per our CMA Mission — forming and supporting current and future physicians to live and promote the principles of the Catholic Faith in the science and practice of medicine — I am delighted to announce the successful completion of the 10th annual Medical Student and Resident Bootcamp held at Ave Maria University June 12-19. Dr. Frank McNesby and his committee have dedicated 10 years to providing education and formation to Catholic medical students through the Catholic Medical Association.

Boot Camp Celebrates 10 Years of Making a Difference

Catholic Medical Association’s Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp celebrates 10 years of impacting the lives of medical students and residents who through the years have described the experience as an oasis where they are rejuvenated in their Catholic faith and re-affirmed in their medical vocation.

My Favorite Classroom, Retreat, Training Ground, and Family Reunion All in One

I am encouraged that, wherever we end up, we all have the lessons, stories, and encounters from our time at Boot Camp to fuel and inspire our work as future physicians.

Where the Truth of Christ is Proclaimed

I had high expectations for the week based on the testimony of friends and colleagues who have attended in the past. This experience delivered on these hopes and more, providing an incredible week of spiritual formation, education, and fellowship.

Beyond the Dobbs Decision

After nearly fifty years of enduring the tragedy of the Roe v. Wade decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has reestablished the truth that our federal Constitution does not enshrine a right to abortion. Together with the whole Church, through prayer, evangelization, mutual support, and charitable service, we will have an opportunity to rebuild a culture of life in America beyond the Dobbs decision.

Walking with Moms in Need: The Call and Response of the La Crosse Guild

The U.S. Bishops’ call to strengthen the infrastructure within the pro-life movement through the “Walking with Moms in Need” initiative has been providential. It is an opportunity for CMA guild members to partner with various pro-life groups to be the face of Christ to women facing difficult pregnancies.

CMA Member Sues HHS After Fertility-Awareness Based Methods Removed from Health Coverage

CMA member Cami Jo Tice-Harouff, DNP, APRN, FNP-C took a bold step in defense of her practice and her patients and filed a federal lawsuit against HHS in order to keep the coverage of fertility awareness-based methods.

An Opportunity for Collaboration: Converging Roads

Five guilds of the CMA recently collaborated with the St. John Paul II Foundation to present a Catholic medical ethics conference at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Minneapolis that drew 184 Catholic medical professionals from the upper Midwest.

The Rockford Guild: Dispelling the Moral Darkness

Since our founding we have hosted more than 80 events to educate physicians, nurses, ancillary medical personnel, medical students, and the public on issues ranging from the sanctity of marriage, abortion, stem cell research, end of life issues to Scripture, Christian apologetics and Marian apparitions.

Better Than Awesome: Experiencing the Life-Changing Camino de Santiago

For many years, especially after watching the 2010 film The Way, a collaborative effort between actor Emilio Estevez and his father Martin Sheen, my wife Marisol and I spoke casually about setting out to trek the world-famous Camino de Santiago.

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