August 16, 2018
The Third Annual CMA Youth Conference
Catholics in Healthcare: Building a Culture of Life
Saturday 29th September
St Aloysius’ Catholic Church, Euston, London
1:30pm – 5:30pm
The Catholic Medical Association invites all young (18-35yrs) Catholics in healthcare (doctors, nurses, medical students, nursing students, pharmacists etc) to the Third Annual CMA Youth Conference. Speakers and a panel will explore the meaning of the culture of life in relation to healthcare and how to live by that culture in our professional and personal lives.
There will be a small fayre to showcase the work of lay and religious organisations related to healthcare and tea and coffee will be provided during the break.
Entry is by donation (suggested donation: £5, payable at the door). Please be generous in order to enable the continued work of the Catholic Medical Association’s Committee for the New Evangelisation (CMANE). The CMANE supports young Catholics in healthcare.
Register at: buildingacultureoflife.eventbrite.co.uk or facebook.com/CMAEnglandandWales
February 24, 2018
Scottish midwife, great friend of ours and all round remarkable person, Mary Doogan, tells the Mail why she is supporting a much-needed change in the law regarding conscience. She was forced out of her job as a senior midwife after refusing to supervise abortions.
“I don’t believe any midwife should be put in that position. It goes against why I went into midwifery in the first place. My role was to bring life into the world. My patients were the woman and the baby. I have always felt a professional duty to both.”
Read the full article here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5373943/Catholic-midwife-ousted-refusing-oversee-abortions.html
You can visit www.freeconscience.org.uk to find out more about the Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill and please consider making contact with your MP asking them to support the Bill.
February 4, 2018
Just a reminder that this year’s White Mass, for Healthcare, is next Sunday 11th February at 12 noon in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow. Further details on poster below. Please come if you are a healthcare student or professional eg. doctor / nurse / healthcare assistant / pharmacist / carer / physiotherapist etc. and invite your friends to come too.
January 6, 2018
For Healthcare Professionals and the work of Healthcare in Scotland.
All those in healthcare are invited to please make a special effort to attend this annual Mass.
Venue: St Andrew’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow
Celebrant: Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
Date: Sunday 11th February
Time: 12 noon
Mass will be followed by a reception with Archbishop Tartaglia, including buffet lunch.
For catering purposes, if you would like to attend the buffet please email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 5, 2018
Just a reminder that you are invited to a brainstorming session on fertility, on Tuesday 23rd January at 7 pm, at the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. If you are able to attend, please let us know by email to email@example.com Also please pass on invitation to anyone else who may be interested.
50 years on from Humanae Vitae, we are all aware of the widespread scepticism and disregard of the Church’s teaching on family planning and artificial reproductive technology. There is need for a renewed effort to counter this scepticism and replace it with the joyful message of the gift of fertility.
We want to bring together the various groups and individuals interested in promoting the Church’s teaching on fertility, with the aim of co-ordinating our efforts to effectively promote an appreciation of fertility, counter the contraceptive mentality of society and promote a Catholic approach to infertility. We want to hear about what you are already doing and what ideas you have for the future.
We are looking to include ideas on any of the following areas:
· Education of children and young people- within families, schools and youth groups
· Marriage preparation
· NFP teaching and research
· Infertility and NaPro technology
· Increase awareness of NFP amongst healthcare students and professionals
· Resource bank and directory of services
Aware that the issues involved may take some preparation, if you have any resources you think it would be useful for other participants to know of in advance, please email back with a link to more information. These resources will be compiled into one email and sent out to participants in advance of the meeting.
Sr Jess (on behalf of the Sisters of the Gospel of Life)