Christian Medical and Dental Association
CMDA/UMass
BIBLE STUDY & WORSHIP

WELCOME

Welcome to the Worcester Guild of the Catholic Medical Association.
Are you a Catholic doc in Worcester County? Are you looking for Christian fellowship, for some encouragement in your work? Are you interested in learning more about not just being a physician, but being a good Catholic physician? Then come join us. Browse our website. Send us an email.

With best wishes in Christ,
The Worcester Guild


OCTOBER, 2012

"Have courage. Trust in God. Speak up and defend your Catholic faith with your medical colleagues. Commit yourself to good and moral medicine. Get involved and fight hard for the conscience rights of your fellow Catholics and their institutions. Remember the Hippocratic Oath. Dedicate yourselves again to being truly Christian and deeply Catholic health-care professionals. You and I and all of us – we’re disciples first. That’s why you gave your heart and all your talent to this extraordinary vocation in the first place. Remember that as you go home today. Use up your lives for the glory of God and the dignity of your patients. You walk in the footsteps of the Healer of humanity and Redeemer of history. In healing the sick, proclaim his Kingdom with the witness of your lives." Archbishop Charles Chaput, from an address given March 2, 2010 entitled: "Health-care reform and the future of the Catholic health-care vocation."

More Food for Thought....
A great summary of basic principles for the busy Catholic doc from Fr. Germain Kopaczynski.
--What is our 'Prime Directive'?
--3 keys to the Culture of Life
--8 Principles of Catholic medical ethics
--What is the 'Principle of Double Effect'?
--Who's in control here?

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: On the Health-Care Vocation

ON BEING A 'PROFESSIONAL'

What does it mean to be a medical professional? The word is derived from the Latin professus, meaning "to have publicly declared". A professional is traditionally understood as one who has publicly professed adherence to a code of ethics or values. For physicians, to be a professional was traditionally to be one who has professed the Hippocratic Oath. More on being a professional.
The chapel at St. Vincent's Hospital, Worcester, MA.
Our Protestant brothers and sisters at CMDA are sponsoring a weekly Bible Study and worship on Tuesday nights at the med school from 5:15-7 pm.
All are welcome.

If you’re interested in attending contact: Waldo or Lenny.
waldo.zamor@umassmed.edu
lennydemers1@charter.net
Did you know that Worcester now has a Catholic home for pregnant women in crisis? Please consider adding them to your regular charitable giving. It's a great cause--close to home!
Learn more about VISITATION HOUSE.

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK

Each time a Christian falls seriously ill, he may receive the Anointing of the Sick, and also when, after he has received it, the illness worsens. (Catechism, 1529)

As physicians we are in a
unique place to encourage this wonderful Sacrament.

HEART SOUNDS:

Twelve Catholic doctors tell their stories with honesty, with wit, and with passion. In these intimate portraits we get a glimpse beneath the white coat into the heart of each physician. How have these physicians come to a profound faith? How have they kept their faith amidst the pressures and temptations of a secular society? How have these doctors tried to follow Jesus Christ not only in their work, but also in their personal and family lives?

Heart Sounds: 12 Catholic Doctors will be of interest to physicians, to other health care professionals, and to all who are curious about what is unique about Catholic healthcare.

You will be fascinated, amused, and inspired as you read these stories of faith.

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Heart Sounds:
12 Catholic Doctors

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FEATURING WORCESTER PHYSICIANS


Rebecca Ackroyd, Scot Bateman,
Paul Carpentier, Harvey Clermont
John Donovan, Allan Ramey
Mark Rollo, James Walsh

Jérôme Lejeune, M.D.: Scientist, Physician, Man of God

French pediatrician and geneticist, Dr. Lejeune is best known for the discovery of Trisomy 21, the cause of Down's Syndrome.

"Human genetics can be summarized in this basic creed: In the beginning is the message, and the message is in life, and the message is life. And if the message is a human message, then the life is a human life.”

More on Dr. Lejeune.