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Homily from Second Annual White Mass by Our Chaplain, Father Dennis Gonzales

November 18, 2018 10:58 pm

LIVING LIFE FROM DEFICIENCY TO SUFFICIENCY A Reflection on the Widow’s Mite (Mark 12:41-44) by Father Dennis Gonzales (Homily given at Second Annual White Mass sponsored by Palm Beach Physicians Guild on November 10th, 2018, and published here by permission of the author)   It was said that there were large trumpet-shaped receptacles outside the Temple in Jerusalem into which people could drop their offerings. Remember that they only used coins on those days. They did not have checks, envelopes or faith direct system where church contributions are automatically deducted from credit cards. Those making vast offerings of coins could... View Article

In order to better heal those they serve, doctors must first deal with their own suffering

November 7, 2018 9:45 pm

by Dr Thomas W. McGovern Article originally published by America Magazine, August 6, 2018 issue   Patients and doctors are allies separated by a common language: suffering. Patients suffer because of their diseases, because of their feelings of alienation within a technocratic medical system and because their experience is ignored in our society that often believes the best way to get rid of suffering is to get rid of the sufferer. In the face of these obstacles, patients seek physicians not only as experts in treating their illnesses and wounds but also as experts in alleviating their suffering. But are... View Article

Urgent Action Needed For AMA Vote on Assisted Suicide

November 7, 2018 9:32 pm

Communication sent to all Florida Guilds of the Catholic Medical Association   Dear Physicians,             This is another urgent message to encourage you to take action prior to the November 12, 2018 vote by the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association on the revised report of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) which reaffirmsAMA Code of Medical Ethics provisions in opposition to physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia.  The report was revised after the House of Delegates referred it back to CEJA at its June meeting.  It is imperative that the House of Delegates accept this report which will resolve the... View Article

Catholic Medical Association: “Embers”, the FIRE Committee Newsletter, November 2018

November 2, 2018 4:14 pm

FIRE Committee Newsletter November 2, 2018   This month opens with All Soul’s Day on November 2,  when we remember the souls of all the faithful departed with visits to cemeteries and praying novenas for our deceased loved ones. The week of November 4 is National Vocation Awareness Week. Never before have we been more aware of the need for holy vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, S.J. (Nov. 23), a priest executed in Mexico during the Cristero War, is a wonderful role model for priests. During the CMA’s pilgrimage to Mexico City in April, Fr. Gutowski celebrated Mass for us in Holy Family... View Article