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  • MaterCare Remembers Anita Gorman (Watson)

    MaterCare remembers Anita Gorman (Watson). Anita's daughter, Sandra, worked with our office and has been a long time supporter of our work. Sandra's daughters also worked here at MaterCare as students, Angela and Tonia.  We are so grateful to her an...

  • A rare personal experience

    WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY 2018 During the 35 years I was in practice as a specialist obstetrician in Canada, I worked in a teaching hospital unit caring for high-risk mothers during pregnancy or when emergency situations occurred during labour and deli...

  • Happy Feast Day to the CWL!

    The Catholic Women's League will celebrate the feast of their patroness, Our Lady of Good Counsel, today on April 26th. MaterCare wishes to give them special thanks today to all the parish CWLs who have and are supporting MaterCare programmes for poo...

  • St. John's Shrine of St. Gianna Molla

    Photo: Dr. Emanuela Molla (left) and Dr. Robert Walley (right) at the 2017 Rome Conference   At the MaterCare Rome Conference in 2017, St Gianna Molla’s daughter, Dr. Emanuela Molla, was invited to speak about her mother and the practice of medici...

  • May 24, 2018   Save the 8th: Vote "NO" on May 25th

    Ireland will hold a referendum on May 25th, the vote will ask Irish citizens whether they want to retain the Eighth Amendment of the constitution, which recognises the equal right to life for mothers and unborn children during pregnancy and is the ma...

  • May 30, 2018   MaterCare arrives in Zagreb

    MaterCare Executive Directors, Professor Bogdan Chazan, Dr. Robert Walley and Dr. Elvis Seman arrive at the 25th FIAMC Congress entitled, “SANCTITY OF LIFE AND THE MEDICAL PROFESSION FROM HUMANAE VITAE TO LAUDATO SI”. They will be presenting thro...

  • Happy Father's Day!

    MaterCare Celebrates Fathers, June 17th This Father's Day gives us a chance to reflect on the critical role dads play in their children’s faith and development.  Fatherhood is not simply a biological or adoptive role but also a vocation. It is a...

  • St. John Paul II MaterCare Maternity Hospital unveils new website

    We're so excited to share the new St. John Paul II MaterCare Maternity Hospital website with you!   This new site is a long-awaited resource to allow patients and supporters easy access to the hospital and ensure they have accurate information. With...

  • June 26, 2018   Looking Ahead

    Dr. Robert Walley, Executive Director of MaterCare International stated, “Back in 2001 at MCI's first conference, Pope St. John Paul II spoke directly to us during a private audience and said; ‘Your profession has become more important and your ...

  • Jesus the Healer (Mk 5:21-43)

    Sickness is assessed as a personal and social concern. It implies a wider compass than pure concern for the individual sick person. Sickness like sin is both a personal and social phenomenon. The people of God under God is nearly always the backgroun...

  • June 29, 2018   ABOG proposal for a new board certification titled “Complex Family Planning”

    OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Response to the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) proposal for a new board certification titled “Complex Family Planning”  focusing on late term abortions   June 29, 2018- The American Board of Obstetrics an...

  • Mission and Repentance (Mk 6:7-13)

    The Fifteenth Sunday of Ord Time B 2015/18 Mission and Repentance (Mk 6:7-13) In today’s Gospel the apostles are sent off on mission in pairs by Jesus. God's reign will be established as they preach repentance that brings its effects. They cast out...

  • Our History: A question of conscience

    1 A QUESTION OF CONSCIENCE  In 1976, Dr. Robert Walley published a paper in the British Medical Journal that exposed the discrimination he faced as a Roman Catholic specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. In the decades since, Dr. Walley’s acc...

  • Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary

    Happy Grandparents' Day from all of us at MaterCare International! Learn more about the memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, Mary's parents and Jesus' grandparents, from CatholicCulture.org; "It was in the home of Joachim and Ann where the Virgin Mary ...

  • 50 years Humanae Vitae

    On July 25, 1968, the Encyclical letter Humanæ Vitæ of Blessed Paul VI was officially published. This text, addressing the transmission of human life through married couples, continues to be foundational and influential to the work of MaterCare Int...

  • August 2, 2018   Anscombe Bioethics Centre- "Protecting the lives of the most vulnerable"

    Released on July 31, 2018:   The Anscombe Bioethics Centre Press Statement – 31 July 2018 Protecting the lives of the most vulnerable The recent Supreme Court judgement, An NHS Trust and others v Y, (1) in effect makes it much easier for doctors t...

  • "Response following Supreme Court ruling to back agreed end of life decisions"

    Released July 31, 2018 from The Catholic Church in England and Wales at: http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/Home/News/End-of-Life-decisions Response following Supreme Court ruling to back agreed end of life decisions 31/07/2018 2:00 pm The UK’s highest...

  • August 5, 2018   BREAD FOR THE LIFE OF THE WORLD

    18TH SUNDAY OF ORD TIME B 2003/2018 BREAD FOR THE LIFE OF THE WORLD (JN 6:24-35)  Introduction Jesus saw the Jews as restricting the meaning of life to bread alone. Yet the Jewish Law had been likened to bread that should be devoured. It was life-gi...

  • August 19, 2018   The Eucharist in John 6:53-58

    The Twentieth Sunday of Ord Time B 2018  The Eucharist in John 6:53-58 In the narrative of the Last Supper in John’s Gospel (Chapter 13) we do not get the detail of the institution of the Eucharist. The accent falls there on mutual love, the washi...