MaterCare serves the needs of mothers worldwide, and we do all this from an office in St. John's, Newfoundland. Our office needs a new color printer and ongoing supplies, but we at MaterCare spend well below the industry average on administration, putting over 95 percent of all donations directly back into projects!
MaterCare has been endorsed by many highly reguarded international figures, including:
His Holiness, Saint Pope John Paul II
"CATHOLIC APPROACH TO MATERNAL HEALTH NEEDED MORE THAN EVER, DOCTOR SAYS"
'ROME (CNS) — Twenty years ago, Dr. Robert Walley founded MaterCare International to serve the culture of life wherever mothers and their children are neglected or abandoned, and to support Catholic health care professionals so they can promote human dignity in their work.
Cultural and legal situations around the world still make pro-life practice a challenge, Dr. Walley said, which is why the organization seeks to strengthen and encourage those facing these ongoing challenges.
“We meet on issues you wouldn’t normally find in a medical conference,” he told Catholic News Service Sept. 22, during a conference that featured moments of prayer and spiritual support, the latest findings in bioethics and educational and professional networking.
“We integrate what we believe and do because we believe faith and good medicine go together,” he said. More than 60 doctors, obstetricians, gynecologists, midwives, bioethicists, religious and other experts attended Matercare’s 13th international conference in Rome Sept. 20-24 to discuss how Catholic health professionals could “still deliver” given today’s moral and ethical challenges.'