Skip to comments.Catholic Doctors Tackle How to Survive in an 'Increasingly Toxic Culture' (Obama war on doctors)
Posted on 10/02/2012 4:15:13 PM PDT by markomalley
Conscience rights' protection and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contraception mandate were the topics foremost on the minds of medical professionals gathered in St. Paul, Minn., for the Catholic Medical Associations (CMA) 81st educational conference.
The Sept. 26-29 conference, which drew more than 600 attendees, featured prominent speakers who shared the history of the present cultural battle and how to bear witness to the truth and bring it to bear on the practice of medicine.
The Catholic Church stands in the way of the sexual revolution efforts to redefine marriage, access to abortion and reproductive technology and mercy killings, said Reno. Our increasingly aggressive adversaries will continue to use their political muscle to push us out of the way.
These are critical times, said Bishop Robert Vasa of Santa Rosa, Calif. Whether or not a physician is practicing in line with the teachings of the Church, theyre going to be forced to do something they may not want to do.
This is a clarion call for America, added Bishop Vasa. American Catholics, and in particular American Catholic physicians, have to wake up to the fact that they can no longer presume that their individual choices about how they practice medicine in this country will be respected.
We are in a very dangerous crisis, agreed John Brehany, executive director of the CMA. We see a deeply hostile government entering into the health-care sphere. We see an increasingly toxic culture. We know were heading into a time of great challenges. The Western world is facing economic challenges built up by social programs combined with the aging baby-boom generation. That is daunting.
Physicians, nurses and medical students at the conference expressed similar concerns and anxiety about their ability to carry out their work.
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All things considered isn’t it the case that now that Obama has shown the mailed fist to Catholics none of them are required to provide him with medical treatment in the future.
I feel bad for them. Really, not just ironically.
Hey John: I hate to break the news to you, but Catholic bishops have been among the strongest advocates of having that "hostile government" enter into the health-care sphere.
Things from Bizarro World
Fixed it for you. There have always been Catholic bishops opposed to Obamacare...not just for the abortion reason (as if that's not enough), but because it is a fundamental violation of subsidiarity.
Sadly, those bishops were not the ones who were given the microphone.
I feel worse for anyone who gets seriously sick under Obamacare.
Sadly the persecution of the Church has begun.
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