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
First Saturdays Formation for Health Care Professionals!
This monthly initiative addresses the formation needs of area Catholic health care professionals by providing Mass, reconciliation, and a 30-45 minute discussion led by theologian, Michael Scherschligt. The annual cost for this 9-month cycle is $300 for doctors and $50 for all others. Premed, Med students and Residents are welcome free of charge! Spouses and children are encouraged to attend and are included as part of the registration fee. Go to schooloffaith.com or contact Cari Hillyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register.
First Saturdays Schedule:
Sept. 8 - St. Michael the Archangel, 9-11 am
Oct. 6 - Christ the King, 9-11 am
Nov. 3 - St. Michael the Archangel, 9-11 am
Dec. 1 - Christ the King, 9-11 am
Jan. 5 - St. Michael the Archangel, 9-11 am
Feb. 2 - Christ the King, 9-11 am
March. 2 - St. Michael the Archangel, 9-11 am
April. 6 - Christ the King, 9-11 am
May 4 - Christ the King, 9-11 am
Listen to Msgr. Stuart Swetland's discussion of Humanae Vitae from our 2018 Bioethics Event:
Over 100 Catholic Health Care Providers from all around Kansas City gathered on November 3rd, 2018 to hear this dynamic presentation.
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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.