Welcome Health Care Professionals,
I want to personally invite you and all Catholic health care providers in the Kansas City area to join us in membership and at our events (First Saturday's, the White Mass for the Healing Professions, and The fall Bioethics Dinner).
Since its inception, the national CMA has had a very strong commitment to "upholding the principles of the Faith and advancing the profession of medicine."
Our local mission is based on a personalized approach to spirituality, bioethics and discipleship. Please know that we are truly here to serve each of our area Catholic doctors and health care professionals. I hope you will join us during this very exciting time!
Randy Brown MD
President, CMA Kansas City
Formation Program for Catholic Doctors:
First Saturdays for Physicians
"First Saturdays" is a grass roots initiative to help reconnect area Catholic doctors with Christ and His church. Under the divine guidance of the Holy Spirit and through the intervention of Saints Cosmas and Damian, this collaboration of the School of Faith, the male branch of the Apostles of the Interior Life and the local guild of the Catholic Medical Association helps doctors reconnect by providing a combination of Mass, reconciliation, and a 30-45 minute catechesis led by our School of Faith Founder and
theologian, Michael Scherschligt.
Please click on the link below to find out more about this opportunity. http://www.schooloffaith.com/registration-form-and-payment
Register for September Workshop on Ethical Challenges in End-of-Life Care. See flyer below!
Click HERE to register for the Catholic Medical Association's 87th Annual Educational Conference, September 20-22, in Dallas, TX
Is 'the pill' good for you?
KC CMA publishes article on the pill's harmful effects
In March, Archbishop Naumann asked his Medical Ethics Council to review information regarding the medical risks of hormonal contraception in preparation for the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae this year.
Medical and biological science members of the council reviewed the literature, comparing all articles from the last 5 years of the Linacre Quarterly. They then solicited articles from Drs. Pritchett and Heap, reviewed the most recent epidemiologic studies from Europe, and combed through an additional 2” stack of journal articles on contraception. To assure objectivity, the council studied the most recent editions of texts by the foremost authorities on contraception and gynecologic endocrinology, Hatcher et al.’s Contraceptive Technology and Fritz and Speroff’s Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility.
The result is the Report to Supportive Physicians - Contraception. This document was further reviewed by the board of the Ss. Cosmas & Damian Guild of the Catholic Medical Association of Kansas City. An article based on the report was then endorsed by over forty Catholic Medical providers and scientists in the Kansas City area. It was published in the Archdiocesan newspaper, The Leaven, and can be read here.
Information on Non-hormonal methods of family planning:
The 2018 Fall Bioethics Event is set for November 3rd at St. James Academy. Stay tuned for further details.