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An Opportunity for Health Care Professionals to Acquire Psychological and Bioethical Skills

April 5, 2024 2:38 am

By Dr. Chris Gross Divine Mercy University brings its unique blend of the best of science combined with the best of Catholic-Christian thought to educate professionals trained to heal the integrated person. Catholic medical providers face a multitude of challenges in the current health care climate. On the one hand, some of those challenges concern ethical dilemmas and understanding the moral guidance that the Church offers about beginning and end-of-life issues, as well as the moral evaluation that it provides of particular medical procedures. On the other hand, some of those challenges concern how medical professionals can accompany patients and... View Article

Calling For CMA Award Nominations

April 4, 2024 6:39 pm

Recipients of the Distinguished Guardian of the Faith Award Dr. Kim Hardey, Dr. Paul Hruz, Dr. Cathleen Schanzer and Past President Dr. Craig Treptow honored at last year’s Annual Education Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. It’s that time of year when the Catholic Medical Association opens the Annual Awards nomination process to recognize the outstanding work done by our guilds, student chapters, chaplains and members. CMA’s success in carrying out its mission to inspire physicians to imitate Jesus Christ is made possible by the tremendous work that members do on the local, state and national levels. For this reason, award recipients... View Article

April Newsletter

April 4, 2024 3:15 pm

  Happy Octave of Easter! As we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord, we propose The Face of Mercy as the theme for April. Converts celebrate the anniversary of entering into full communion with the Church every Easter. Many people think once Easter is done, it’s over, but we Catholics celebrate for the eight days following. At Mass, there are special inserts in the Roman Canon, Eucharistic Prayer I is used and every Mass ends with a double Alleluia! The twelve tribes of Israel celebrated their designated feasts for several days, also. The Octave concludes with Divine Mercy Sunday (April 7)... View Article

CMA Inspires Medical Students to be Physicians that Imitate Jesus Christ

April 3, 2024 4:28 pm

By Isabella Contolini   By my junior year of college I was fairly certain that God was calling me to become a Catholic physician, but I was terrified of having to do it alone. As a graduate of public school and a student at a very secular private university, I had no illusions about the challenges I would face as a Catholic in medical education and training. I doubted I would be able to make it through that gauntlet without at least a few like-minded peers and role models, but so far those had been very hard to find. At... View Article

The Dignity of Work

April 2, 2024 6:19 pm

By Dr. frederick fakharzadeh   Beneath the primary principles of human dignity, solidarity, and subsidiarity are several themes of Catholic Social Teaching, including the Dignity of Work. Work is greater than a utilitarian activity. For as Saint Paul VI wrote in Gaudium et Spes, “…when a man works he not only alters things and society, he develops himself as well. He learns much, he cultivates his resources, he goes outside of himself and beyond himself. Rightly understood this kind of growth is of greater value than any external riches which can be garnered. A man is more precious for what... View Article