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  • August 25, 2016   Our Blog is Moving

    For the past 4 years, the readership of our blog has continued to grow. Thanks to your continued support and readership, we are now offering a better way to find MaterCare materials, articles and resources. The blog is moving to our new site at Mater...

  • August 22, 2016   Zika Virus Statement: Updated

                    MaterCare International Statement on Zika Virus, Updated on August 22, 2016  a causal relationship exists between prenatal Zika virus infection  and microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies A causal relationship exist...

  • August 15, 2016   Feast of the Assumption

    Introduction Mary, in her own quiet and loving way, was with Jesus from the beginning of his earthly life to its end. My mother and my brethren are those who hear the word of God and do it, he said (Lk 8:21). The Catholic faith believes the mother of...

  • July 31, 2016   "Vanity of Vanities"

    18TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME C (2016) VANITY OF VANITIES (ECCLES 1:2) Introduction The accent in today's first reading falls on a theme at least sometimes familiar to most people- the futility of life. Anyone who has lived normally will have felt at...

  • July 28, 2016   MCI Responds to Normandy Attacks

    MaterCare International mourns the death of Fr Jacques Hamel who was murdered in the horrific terrorist atrocity in Normandy. He, along with those wounded physically and mentally in the attack, will be at the forefront of our prayers in the coming da...

  • MCI Remembers H.E. Zygmunt Zimowski

    H.E. Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski passed away yesterday, a long time advocate of life and the dignity of the sick. Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski was the president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers since his appointme...

  • July 10, 2016   What is Clinic Regulation?

    Clinic regulations are a vital part of ALL medical clinic administrations. Clinics ought not treat regulations like an annoying obstacle to providing their services rather than the necessity they are for safe practice. The goal of clinic regulation...

  • June 28, 2016   Mark your calendars!

    MaterCare's 2017 Rome Conference Update: Mark your calendars, MaterCare's biennial conference in Rome is scheduled for Sept. 20-24th, 2017.More details to follow in the coming months regarding registration details and conference themes. Questions?...

  • June 13, 2016   Congratulations to Dr. Elvis Šeman

    MaterCare International wishes to congratulate Dr. Elvis Šeman on being awarded a PhD by Published Works from Flinders University. Flinders Unviersity stated, "The Faculty recognises that a research higher degree represents a considerable achieveme...

  • JUNE 7, 2016   MCI remembers Sr. Ann Ward

    “The arch-enemy of compassion is pity.”- Sister Dr. Ann Ward Sister Ann Ward spent over 50 years with the Medical Missionaries of Mary, obtained her Master's and her Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University College Dublin where she ...

  • June 3, 2016   An unexpected game of soccer!

    From MCI Project Manager, Simon Walley, on his recent trip to Isiolo, Kenya: As a soccer coach and executive member for the Paradise Soccer association, I brought soccer balls and jerseys with me. I was lucky enough to meet up with Fr. Timothy who is...

  • June 1, 2016   Great Canadian Giving Challenge

    MORE ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE Every $1 donated* to MaterCare International IN JUNE earns us a chance to win a $10,000 donation (minimum $3 donation required) Challenge begins June 1, 2016 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) and ends on June 30, ...

  • April 26, 2016   MCI thanks Mr. B. Davis

    April 13.2016 HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PROCEEDINGS Vol. XLVIII No. 12 MR. B. DAVIS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise in this hon. House to recognize a pioneer in the fight for better health care in the developing world. Dr. Robert Walley is an emeritus profe...

  • Official Statement: Western Maternal Health Debates in Africa

    MATERCARE INTERNATIONAL (CANADA) INC  THE NEO-COLONIALIST ACHILLES’ HEELS AND FAILURES OF WESTERN MATERNAL HEALTH DEBATES IN AFRICA  *An Achilles’ heel is a weakness in spite of overall strength, which can actually or potentially lead to downfa...

  • Love and Commitment

    THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER 2016 Our first reading at today’s Mass (Acts 5:29) shows Peter exercising full leadership in the face of virulent opposition. He and the other apostle were later scourged (5:40). This was a most degrading indignity: grow...

  • April 8, 2016   The 91% Solution

    What is the 91% Solution? MaterCare International (MCI) is an international NGO. The most recent World Health Organization (WHO) statistics* show abortion (“reproductive health”) account for 9% of maternal deaths, yet most government aid agencies...

  • March 30, 2016   Happy Birthday, Father Taylor!

    MaterCare Internaitonal wished our Spiritual Advisor Rev. Richard J. Taylor a very happy 80th birthday last week. Father Taylor has been the spiritual avisor for MCI for over 12 years, and a friend for decades. You will find his writings and homilies...

  • March 18, 2016   UN Panel Discussion

    MOTHERS MATTER – WHO ON EARTH CARES  Delivered during the UN Side Event: "Best Practices for Maternal Health Care in Africa" on March 17th, NY, NY Motherhood for Africans, has special significance.  For Christians the most important event in h...

  • March 15, 2016   UN Meeting

    On March 17, 2016, Campaign Life Coalition together with Real Women of Canada and the UK’s Society for the Protection of Unborn Children is organizing an official side event with the Holy See at the United Nations 60th Commission on the Status of W...

  • February 11, 2016   World Day of the Sick

    World Day of the Sick is celebrated each year on February 11th, the feast day of St. Bernadette of Lourdes. By quietly helping those who suffer, as in illness itself, we take our daily cross upon our shoulders and follow the Master (cf. Lk 9:23). In ...