Rev. Richard J. Taylor is the Spiritual Advisor for MaterCare International (Canada). You will find our collection of Rev. Taylor's homilies and writings here on our website.
Sep. 20, 2019: Rome, Italy
"What is the future of Catholic health care?"
Dr. Elvis Seman and Dr. Robert Walley
Apr 1, 2019: BCCatholic.ca
"Pro-life doctor shows the true face of feminism"
Excerpt: Is there anyone you want to meet before you die? Dr. Robert Walley was on my list. Years ago, I read about the work of MaterCare International, and a little light went on inside of me.
Here was a man, who could have been enjoying a very well-paid career as an obstetrician, instead fighting the culture of death and fundraising to save the lives of women and their unborn children in developing countries.
Jun 10, 2017: CatholicRegister.org
"Dr. Robert Walley honoured for work of MaterCare International"
Excerpt: “I went to Africa for the first time in 1981 ... (and) I couldn’t believe what I saw,” he said. “(It was) the first time that I was ever at a maternal death. I actually, and this only happened to me once in my life, was holding her hand and I probably felt the last heart beat.”
Not only did the mother die, but so too did the child she was carrying.
“If we were really quick we could have done a cesarean section there in the bed and delivered the baby,” said the obstetrician. “(But) we had no gear to do a post-mortem cesarean section. After a few moments the (unborn child’s) movements stopped.”
The experience was life-changing. Walley, a British ex-patriot who moved to Newfoundland in 1973 when pressured to perform abortions, vowed to make a difference in maternal care. Read full article
Mar 14, 2017: CatholicRegister.org
"The $650 million for overseas abortion can be better spent: critics"
Excerpt: Canada should be providing the developing world with the same standard of pre-natal, birth and post-natal care women obtain here, said Dr. Robert Walley, founder and executive director of MaterCare International, a worldwide organization of Catholic obstetricians and gynaecologists. Read full article>>
Jan 27, 2017: LifeSiteNews.com
"Canada may join Europe in $600M global abortion bailout after Trump funding ban"
Excerpt: Dr. Robert Walley, president of MaterCare International, says women in developing countries are dying from lack of essential obstetrical care.The World Health Organization’s own 2012 data show that 91 percent of maternal deaths “are preventable,” he pointed out.
“These deaths are due to direct obstetrical causes during the last trimester of pregnancy, during labor and delivery, and one week afterwards.” Read full article>>
May 12, 2016: LifeSiteNews.com
"Trudeau government starts funding abortion overseas"
Excerpt: “Providing abortions is not going to do anything to reduce the death rate among women,” Walley said. “Most death occurs in the last three months of pregnancy and the first week after birth. Obstructed pregnancy is huge. And if you have no roads, no taxis, getting to emergency care is just like trying to get to the moon.” Read full article>>
March 23, 2016: LifeSiteNews.com
"As African mothers die at world’s highest rates, West offers abortion: Vatican UN event"
Excerpt: Panelist Dr. Robert Walley, founder of the Canada-based MaterCare International, pointed out that 91 percent of maternal deaths occur in “the last three months of pregnancy, during labor and delivery,” or shortly afterwards. “Abortion and birth control are irrelevant.” Yet the “only solution being offered is, if a mother wants to stay alive, she’s got to kill her baby,” he said. “That’s outrageous.” Walley recalled that in his practice in Canada, he had never had a mother die from a “direct obstetrical cause. But when he arrived in Nigeria in 1982, “I could not believe what I was seeing,” he related. “We had four maternal deaths the first weekend I was there.” Read full article>>
September 9, 2015: CatholicNews.com
"Any objections? Doctors still pressured against following conscience"
Excerpt: ROME (CNS) -- When St. John Paul II called for conscientious objection against laws legitimizing abortion and euthanasia 20 years ago, one Catholic doctor never imagined the struggle and sacrifice to carry out that duty would last for so long.
Dr. Robert Walley, a British obstetrician and gynecologist who founded and heads MaterCare International, organized the group’s very first world conference in Rome in 2001 on the question of conscience in maternal healthcare. And now, 14 years later, “the problem hasn’t gone away, it’s still here.” Read full article>>
May 15, 2014: CatholicRegister.org
"Matercare names maternity hospital in Kenya after St. John Paul II"
Excerpt: A Kenyan hospital specializing in maternal care that was co-founded by a Canadian doctor is being credited as the first health care facility in the world to be named after St. John Paul II. Read full article>>
MaterCare Executive Director, Dr. Robert Walley, with Polskie Radio, English Edition 2010 (AUDIO)