Skip to comments.Catholic Doctors Tackle How to Survive in an 'Increasingly Toxic Culture'
Posted on 10/02/2012 8:41:25 PM PDT by marshmallow
At the annual Catholic Medical Association conference, Bishop Robert Vasa says the current health-care crisis is a clarion call for Catholic doctors in the U.S.
ST. PAUL, Minn. 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.
Papal biographer George Weigel spoke on the crisis of modernity, author Brian Gail spoke on the life sciences challenges, First Things editor Russell Reno spoke about bringing faith into the public square, and Jesuit Father Robert Spitzer, president of the Napa Institute, presented ways to use the new media for evangelization.
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.
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Didn’t Catholics vote overwhelmingly for Obama in 2008 and showing in polls that they will repeat that support in 2012?
Looks to me like a fool me once, fool me twice situation.
I wonder if the approximately 42% of weekly Mass attendees, according to one poll, who favor Obama will have to have the jackboots come through their doors before they realize liberals aren’t really their friends.
As a Catholic who does not support Obama, the sad reality is that it may take that to wake those Catholics up.
No. Black Protestant folks voted overwhelmingly for King Barry while about eight percent more Catholics voted for King Barry than voted for McLame.
In a national race, 8% (I thought it was about 9%) is overwhelming.
So, what’s 98%? Chopped liver?
What I was saying is that Catholics significantly helped elect the community organizer in 2008 and are projected to significantly help him again in 2012 so there is an irony in the disgust for his support of perversions is interesting.