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  • The Cleansing of the Temple (JOHN 2:13-25)

    THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT B 2018                                                                THE  CLEANSING  OF THE TEMPLE (JOHN 2:13-25)  The historian Josephus describes the temple in Jerusalem as follows: “No...

  • February 9, 2018   FIAMC President to World Medical Assoc.

    As the obstetrical arm of the World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC), MaterCare International welcomes and fully supports the below letter from FIAMC President, Dr. John Lee, to the World Medical Association: PRESIDENT LEE TO ...

  • January 18, 2018   Born at just 2.9lbs, baby boy finally goes home with parents

    From MaterCare's St. John Paul II Maternity Hospital in rural Isiolo, Kenya:   "We are all fine and working hard. We are happy to serve our mothers here. Over December we had a baby boy born at 28wks gestation weighing 1.3kgs (2.9lbs). The mother ...

  • January 23, 2018   Mothers Matter: January

    Sign up here to receive 'Mothers Matter', MaterCare International's monthly eNewsletter updating you on projects and events. MOTHERS MATTER: January 2018 FULL NEWSLETTER HERE UPCOMING EVENTS: 25th FIAMC CONGRESS 2018  May 30th - June 3rd, 201...

  • February 4, 2018   Miracles of Healing

    THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME B (2018) MIRACLES OF HEALING (MK 1:29FF.)  This Sunday initiates a set of Sunday readings from the Bible concerning Jesus as healer and the sicknesses he healed. The Biblical Setting The Old Testament provides the b...

  • The Healing of the Leper

    THE SIXTH SUNDAY ORD TIME B 2018 ‘OF COURSE I WANT TO’- THE HEALING OF THE LEPER (MK 1:40)  Leprosy was the most alienating of all diseases in the world of Jesus. Its cure was the equivalent of resurrection from the dead. The most appalling aspe...

  • Challenging Current and Ongoing Policy Changes to Practitioner Rights

    Statement of Support                       February 15, 2018- MaterCare International (MCI) supports challenges and objections to the many national and international policy changes that are attempting to erode practitioner's human right...

  • February 25, 2018   THE TRANSFIGURATION

    SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (B) -2009/2018 (MK 9:2-10) Introduction It is very striking that Mark has no account of the resurrection. Mark tells us that the women saw a young man sitting in the tomb who told them to tell the disciples that they would see J...

  • 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...

  • Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution

    March 23, 2018-       Ireland will hold a referendum in May, 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 ...

  • The Women Missing from the “Women’s Movement”

    Each year, on March 8th, organizations from around the world come together to celebrate, acknowledge and address issues affecting women. We hear words like equality, inclusiveness and justice. However, all too often, the word we don’t hear is mothe...

  • Holy Thursday: Love at the Last Supper

    In John's gospel the word love is found 57 times, more than in all the other gospels put together. Jesus insisted: love one another (13:34-5). He had arranged a meal that would be his own personal Passover- it was the day before the Jewish feast of t...

  • April 15, 2018   Repentance for Forgiveness of Sins

    THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER ORD TIME B (2018) Repentance for Forgiveness of Sins (Lk 24:48) Many people seem to have a problem with the concept of repentance for sins. Language is constantly manipulated to make things easier- sin is such an off-putting ...