Cross-Guild Virtual Journal Club!

“The Finger Lakes Guild of Rochester, New York and the Palm Beach Physicians Guild of Florida are happy to announce an exciting new way to connect in these challenging times. Building on the successful initiative first launched in New York, the guilds are collaborating with the national CMA office to offer all guilds the new Virtual Journal Club…” continued

VIRTUAL JOURNAL CLUB (Sign up here!)

Natural Family Planning and Marital Chastity: The Effects of Periodic Abstinence on Marital Relationships
Journal: The Linacre Quarterly
Authors: Fehring, R. J., & Manhart, M. D. 

• Connect with fellow CMA members across the country
• Discuss timely topics relevant to living the Catholic faith while practicing in an increasingly secular world
• Inspire colleagues to join your local Guild and the CMA by “bringing” them along

Join us on August 6, 2020 at 7 p.m.
https://www.fingerlakescma.org/virtual-journal-club-sign-up/

Thank you especially to St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry for making Virtual Journal Club available via Zoom!

Physician Assisted Suicide

Please consider supporting our President, Dr. Tom Carroll, as he talks about Physician Assisted Suicide opposite Dr. Timothy Quill on Wednesday, 5/27, from 12-1pm. The Zoom link is https://urmc.zoom.us/s/94337697512

This presentation is part of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Unmasked conference. This is a forum for presentations about projects around the COVID-19 crisis and abstracts that were part of canceled conferences this spring. In addition to Dr. Carroll’s presentation there is a full slate of intriguing presentations on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Please feel free to join any/all that you like!

Full daily schedules here:

Wednesday, May 27

Thursday, May 28

Friday, May 29

Unmasked-General-Program-Final Version

Catholics @ URMC…and Beyond!

Thank you to everyone who joined our Zoom meeting today at noon!  We had a nice turnout and great discussion!  It’s always refreshing to reconnect with friends and make new connections…especially in these trying times!

Our next Catholics @ URMC…and Beyond will be on June 18th.  We will post a Zoom link when we get closer, so check back here for this and other Guild upcoming events.

Abortion in Gibraltar

From CMA’s Embers newsletter:

A CMA member shared that on March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph,  Gibraltar, the last place in Europe that bans all abortions as criminal acts and which is 70% Catholic, will hold a referendum to allow for abortion in certain circumstances. We invite you to join us in a novena with this prayer to St. Joseph, dating from the early Church, beginning March 10:

“Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls – Pray for me (and that Gibralter continues to protect the unborn).”

National CMA Opportunities

If you’re a CMA member and would like to help expand the Finger Lakes Guild, please consider attending the Leadership Training Meeting, which will be held June 18-21, 2020 at the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein Seminary) in Mundelein, Illinois.

Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp & Retreat

This is a wonderful offering and is open to medical students (current and accepted) as well as residents of any year.  Please click on the link above to learn more!

Catholics @ URMC 2020

We are excited to kick off 2020 by restarting our Catholics @ URMC meetings!

Catholics @ URMC is a collaboration between the UR Newman Center and the Finger Lakes Guild that aims to bring together Catholics, and non-Catholics, to provide mutual support for those working in the health professions.
 
We are planning to meet monthly at noon. We will open by praying Sext (the Midday prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours) and then have an open discussion about either a preselected topic or whatever may be on the minds and hearts of those in attendance.
 
Meeting Schedule:
  • January 7th
  • February 20th
  • March 2nd
  • April 1st

We will meet in the back right section of the Strong Hospital Cafeteria from 12:10 to 12:50pm each of these days. 

If you are not familiar with the Liturgy of the Hours fear not, you are not alone! It’s quite easy using the iBreviary app and we’ll all walk through it together.