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Upholding the Principles of the Catholic Faith in the Practice of Medicine

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The Catholic Physicians Guild of Phoenix
a Chartered Guild of the Catholic Medical Association

We come together as the Phoenix Guild of the Catholic Medical Association in order to grow in our understanding of the moral and ethical principles of our Catholic Faith. We seek to engage and live our call to holiness, to grow in our love of God, and to support one another as faithful Catholics.

Checkout the national Catholic Medical Association website:

then JOIN!

Also see

World Federations of Catholic Medical Associations






for further information about the Annual Conference October 13-15 in Washington, DC. Note CMA member discounts!

this is a marvelous gathering of health care givers, clergy, religious, family members, and friends, listening to a distinguished faculty presenting Catholic teaching in a context of health care.
Daily Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Confessions, Fellowship


May 2015

June 2015 

George Delgado, MD

RU-486 Reversal

Joint Meeting with 1st Way

Pregnancy Center


August 2015 -- Fr. Matt Henry, Compassion in Health Care. Christ the King Parish, Mesa.

Hosted by Council 3419

Knights of Columbus


September 2015 -- Fr. John Lankeit, Contraception. DPC Med School


October 2015 -- Jim Statt, MD, The Need for Study in the Development of Spirituality. DPC Med School

Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln Nebraska was the White Mass Keynote Speaker at the 2015 White Mass at the DPC - Phoenix Country Club


November 2015  Nik Nikas, Esq., Bioethics Defense Fund on end of life issues at the DPC Med School


December 2015 Advent Reflection with Bishop Olmsted. DPC


January 11, 2016 Cynthia Miley MD, and Robert Way Esq presented a case on refusing to cooperate with family and employer dictated (stealth) euthanasia. DPC Med School


 February  8, 2016, Deidre Wilson, DO, various Fertility Awareness Based Methods of natural family planning explained. DPC Med School


March 14, 2016 Lenten Reflection followed Adoration, Confessions, Benediction and Mass with Father Greg Menegay, 1st Way Pregnancy Center Chaplain. At 1st Way Pregnancy Center 3501 N. 16th St. Phoenix


April no meeting


May 9, 2016

Mike Phelan, Director of Marriage and Respect Life, Diocese of Phoenix

Into the Breach

Hosted by Council 9287

Knights of Columbus

June 20, 2016

Lori Carrillo, MD

Obstetrician - Gynecologist

An Overview of Hormonal and Chemical Birth Control

Joint Meeting with 1st Way Pregnancy Center

Hosted by Council 12708

Knights of Columbus


JULY -- no meeting

August 8, 2016

Sr. Anthony Mary Diago, RSM

The Consecrated Life

Hosted by Council 15576

Knights of Columbus


Save the Date

September 12, Monday

Released July 1

HUSH Documentary
 a liberating conversation about abortion and women's health A Punam Kumar Gill Film

Christ the King Parish Hall
1551 E. Dana Ave
Mesa AZ 85204

 5:00 PM Confession
Adoration in St. Peregrine Shrine 
6:30 Mass
Movie begins 7:15 PM (finish < 9:PM)
Dinner served

RSVP Please for dinner

Hosted by Council 3419
Knights of Columbus

October: White Mass---->


Does the Pope allow contraception in exceptional circumstances (Zika, birth defects)?

Our response is reflected well in the following links.

In a word, No. The position of the magisterium is unchanged since before the Didache in 100 A.D., Council of Nicea, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Council of Trent, Casti Connubii, Humanae Vitae, Veritatis Splendor, or any other of the many and consistent teachings of the Church on marriage.

Did the Pope's Exhortation just make way for some people living in mortal sin, to receive Communion?

...even the Pope can't contradict doctrine (1Cor 11:27, Matt 19:9, Mark 10:11). But he does want everyone to feel more welcome at Mass.

_Save the Dates!

Annual Spiritual Retreat

Sept 23-25

Redemptorist Retreat Center 1701 West Picture Rocks Rd. Tucson, AZ

For: Physicians, medical students and all other healthcare professionals.

retreat by Father Ignatius Mazanowski, Chaplain of CPG Phoenix

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will preside at Sunday Mass

TO REGISTER: send the following information with check to:

Diocese of Phoenix

Catholic Academy for Life Leadership %Cindy Leonard 400 E. Monroe St. Phoenix AZ 85004

Include Name, address, email, phone #, parish, practice specialty or medical school and year if student

Register before September 10.

Single standard: $350.

Double occupancy (ltd availability) $275. Medical students may request full scholarship double occupancy, with mailed $100 check, refunded upon arrival at retreat.

Tax deductible donations: (Please indicate to whom receipt should be addressed for tax purposes): check to Diocese of Phoenix for promotion of Catholic Academy for Life Leadership (which may also include reservation for the retreat).

Questions? email



White Mass

Phoenix Catholic Physicians Guild

Saturday October 15, 2016

Mass 6:00 PM

Diocesan Pastoral Center

400 E. Monroe


Banquet to follow at Phoenix Country Club


Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

of San Francisco

send name(s) and check to:

Catholic Physicians Guild Phoenix

3401 E. Squawbush Place

Phoenix AZ 85044

Students: your checks will be returned to you (only) at the banquet


Health care students



and form a CMA chapter at your school. Medical student CMA member applicants are selected to attend the annual "Boot Camp" at the seminary in Philadelphia for a 4 day intensive study of Catholic bioethics, philosophy, and theology in June of 2016 ... OR to attend the annual conference this October 13-15 in Washington, DC. Join the student CMA! Rewarding, enlightening. Cheap.

For assistance or for speakers at your student events, email

Dr. James Asher, at


Recent question received:

After a certain number of C-sections, or other (static, non-emergency) damage to the uterus, does the Church allow uterine isolation resulting in tubal ligation-sterilization? see:

In a word, No. An attempt was made to base argument on principle of double effect but it never was a very good one. You can remove a diseased organ that has potential to hurt the body (e.g. uterine cancer) because you're removing cancer, and a hysterectomy is incidental to this -- the unwanted -- double -- effect. Condemned in 1993.

 The Catholic Physicians Guild is a component of the Catholic Medical Association, a national organization of Catholic Health Care Givers. We seek support, solidarity, and conscience formation among ourselves as we try to live the teachings of the Church in the care we give and in our personal lives.

CMA: "Upholding the principles of the Catholic Faith in the science and practice of medicine"