Covington Medical Guild Forming
The Diocese of Covington announces the formation and establishment the Sts. Teresa of Calcutta and Faustina Guild of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) for doctors, dentists, nurses, and other medical personnel on both sides of the Ohio River.
“As Catholics we are called to integrate the teaching and principles of our faith into our personal and professional lives,” says a spokesperson for the diocese.
“This is particularly challenging today in the field of medicine where being true to our Catholic faith may place us in opposition to some popular cultural values. The Catholic Medical Association provides an excellent opportunity for our Catholic physicians and healthcare professionals to grow in the knowledge and practice of their Catholic faith and at the same time allows these same professionals an opportunity to support each other.”
CMA is a national, physician-led organization faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church and dedicated to practicing “virtuous medicine” – the theme of its 2016 conference this fall. Founded in the early 1900s, when Catholic hospitals were still outside the mainstream of healthcare in the United States, the organization has changed over the decades from one providing a Catholic presence in the established medical community to one opposing the culture of death that has crept into the healing professions and helping members emulate Christ, the Divine Physician.
Open to all medical professions and students in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, the Diocese of Covington Catholic Medical Association guild will hold its first Information night in September and its first event in October.
The information night will be held at the Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 pm.
The guild’s first event will be sponsoring a White Mass for medical personnel at Covington’s cathedral on Oct. 27th at 6:30 pm. Similar to a Red Mass for legal professionals or a Blue Mass for police and firefighters, a White Mass honors and prayers for healthcare workers. It’s named for the white coats and uniforms that are traditional for doctors and nurses and traditionally takes place on the Feast of St. Luke, who was said to be a physician.
For more information on the guild, e-mail Mrs. Faye Roch at email@example.com or call (859) 392-1500.
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