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  • May 21, 2017   The Samaritans Converted

    It is very rare that the Bible says anything good about the Samaritans. Today’s story of their conversion is the really great surprise, even though Jesus’s encounter with the Woman of Samaria (Jn 4: 1-42) was so similar. St Luke, of course, reco...

  • May 15, 2016   His Eminence, Willem Cardinal Eijk

    His Eminence, Willem Cardinal Eijk, The Archbishop of Utrecht, is a moral theologian, medical ethicist and physician, and provides us with a pastoral response to escalating access to euthanasia. He is a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.   S...

  • April 27, 2017   St. Gianna Beretta Molla

    April 28th is the Feast Day of St. Dr. Gianna Beretta Molla. From Vatican.va: “Conscious immolation», was the phrase used by Pope Paul VI to define the act of Blessed Gianna, remembering her at the Sunday Angelus of September 23, 1973, as: “A yo...

  • April 26, 2017   Make Mothers Matter on May 14th

    Dear Friends, This Mother’s Day, May 14th, MaterCare projects need your support to continue to serve mothers, their children and their families. The drought report from the Government of Kenya states that livestock health is at risk, milk productio...

  • April 13, 2017   Easter and Hope

    In his Easter message, (Most Rev.) Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops writes, "For all of us standing at the empty tomb – whatever the circumstances – there is unfathomable hope. ...

  • March 27, 2017   Registration OPEN: Rome 2017

    MaterCare International is excited to offer, “Catholic Health Professionals Can Still Deliver; Confronting Today’s Moral and Ethical Challenges”, at our 13th International Conference from the 20th – 24th of September this year to be held at t...

  • March 26, 2017   THE MAN BORN BLIND (JN 9:1-41)

    Introduction This healing of the man born blind had taken place on the Sabbath day so it could not have been according to the will of God… So the Pharisees protest. Only if life were endangered could cures be performed on the Sabbath. This provides...

  • March 12, 2017   The Transfiguration

    (SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT 2017)  Matthew 17:1-13  Majestic Mt. Tabor in Galilee serves marvellously to recall for Christian pilgrims the glory revealed to the privileged trio, Peter, James and John. In 1921-4 the Franciscans built the Church there. Th...

  • March 6, 2017   Response to the $600 million Abortion Fund

    Response to the $600 million Fundraising Initiative for Abortion Access by the International Community  MARCH 6, 2017 St. John's, Newfoundland- MaterCare International, Canada (MCI) opposes the current funding initiatives by nearly 50 countries to p...

  • Feb 27, 2017   FIAMC PROTESTS THIS IMMORAL FRENCH LAW

    From the FIAMC: French “digital interference bill” : A legal violation of democracy and fundamental human rights  France’s parliament has approved, on February 2 2017, a bill criminalizing websites that aim to dissuade women from terminating a...

  • February 23, 2017   The Mission Remains the Same

    Over four years after the opening of the St. John Paul II maternity hospital in Isiolo, Kenya. The MaterCare hospital in Isiolo was officially opened on May 19th, 2012. In the nearly 5 years since, we have seen an immense growth in the number of pa...

  • February 13, 2017   URGENT APPEAL for Isiolo

    Donate now at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/matercare-international-canada/UrgentIsioloAppeal/ Over 60,000 people in Isiolo County are in urgent need of aid due to the persistent drought. This is an urgent appeal for MaterCare Internatio...

  • February 12, 2017   "Responding to a call"

    Ecclesiasticus 15: 15-20; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37  Racial Justice Day Introduction St.Paul wanted the Christian community to be different. It was a place where alienation would be obviated and eliminated. He wrote about good human relat-ionships a...

  • February 11, 2017   XXV World Day of the Sick

    MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE TWENTY-FIFTH WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2017 Amazement at what God has accomplished: “The Almighty has done great things for me…” (Lk 1:49)  Dear Brothers and Sisters,  On 11 February next, the Twenty-f...

  • January 30, 2016   The Beatitudes

    THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A (2017) THE BEATITUDES (MT 5:1-12) Can we imagine that St. Paul in writing to his fractious Corinthians is asking them to learn something of the mind and heart of Jesus expressed in the beatitudes? He is fairly unspar...

  • January 25, 2017   MCI's 2016 Annual Report

    2016 was a year that focused on media, organization and management for MaterCare International (MCI). Project Isiolo: 2016 Review 2016 Project Milestones and Construction Updates:   A new Field Officer was hired and has been operating in Isiolo sin...

  • January 15, 2017   Peace Sunday

    Second Sunday of Ordinary Time A Boarbank Hall 2017  Peace Sunday 2017 1 Cor 1:1-3 Today we are praying especially for peace. To help us centre our minds on its supreme importance we could do no better than pay especial a...

  • January 8, 2017   Epiphany

    The Magi (Mt 2:1-12) The images on the gable end of the Justinian basilica in today’s Bethlehem date from the sixth century (between 527 AD and 565 AD). That basilica was not destroyed by the Persians in 614 AD when they laid waste the Holy Land. T...

  • January 6, 2017   Statement on 'Male Pill' Study

    MATERCARE INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT ON ‘MALE PILL’ STUDY PUBLISHED OCTOBER, 20161   Introduction The authors’ premise is that the development of a safe and effective reversible method of male contraception is still an unmet need. This prospec...

  • April 10, 2017   Professor Chazan defends Conscience Rights

    Professor Bogdan Chazan, a distinguished and celebrated obstetrician in Warsaw and the Executive Director of MaterCare Poland, was within his rights when he denied a request to abort an unborn child diagnosed with serious brain defects in 2014. An op...