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  • A rare personal experience

    WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY 2018 During the 35 years I was in practice as a specialist obstetrician in Canada, I worked in a teaching hospital unit caring for high-risk mothers during pregnancy or when emergency situations occurred during labour and deli...

  • June 26, 2018   Looking Ahead

    Dr. Robert Walley, Executive Director of MaterCare International stated, “Back in 2001 at MCI's first conference, Pope St. John Paul II spoke directly to us during a private audience and said; ‘Your profession has become more important and your ...

  • September 26, 2018   On Polish Radio

    A fascinating interview on Polish Radio with Dr. Robert Walley, explaining how he immigrated to Canada and the reason for MaterCare's mission. "We put our mission [to serve mothers and babies] into practice, no matter where the mother may be. The pro...

  • October 5, 2018   Mothers Matter: October edition

    Never miss an update by subscribing to our monthly newsletter, Mothers Matter. Mothers Matter provides a comprehensive look at MaterCare's projects and upcoming events. It also allows you to stay connected with our supporters and doctors.       ...

  • October 12, 2018   Get to know our office

    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, pu...

  • October 29, 2018   Humanae Vitae: half a century

    Originally presented during the FIAMC Congress in Zagreb   Humanae Vitae: half a century — a stumbling block or a prophetic document?[1]     + Willem Jacobus Cardinal Eijk, MD, PhD, STL Archbishop of Utrecht     In July 1968, Pope Paul VI pub...

  • October 30, 2018   Meet our newest team member!

    by Simon Walley, Project Manager   We have a problem with birds nesting on roof of the St. John Paul II MaterCare maternity hospital, mostly at night.  They leave a mess on the roof that smells and gets into the downpipes. So in February, I sugges...

  • November 4, 2018    “You are not far from the kingdom of heaven” (Mk 11: 34)

    THIRTY FIRST SUNDAY ORD TIME B BOARBANK HALL (2018) The question raised in today’s Gospel of Mark (differently at Mt 22:34-40 and Lk 10:25-28) about the most important of all the commandments may seem very curious to us brought up, as we are, to...

  • November 15, 2018   Show us your #UNSelfie

    ACTION ITEM: It's that time of year again, time for GivingTuesday, November 27th!   As part of our fundraising efforts, we encourage our supporters to send us their "UnSelfie" to share on social media.   What to do:1. Print out the UNSelfie page fo...

  • November 20th, 2018   3 Ways to Join the Cause

    What is GivingTuesday? It is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for fa...

  • Response to Statements by French President Macron

    MATERCARE INTERNATIONAL RESPONDS TO #POSTCARDSFORMACRON MOVEMENT AND STATEMENTS BY FRENCH PRESIDENT November 23, 2018- In a September speech made at the Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers Summit, French President Macron commented that mothers with la...

  • MaterCare Proposes a name for the persecution of Christians

    November 26, 2018- Christians remain, according to recent a Pew Study[1] and the Religious Freedom in the World Report[2], the most persecuted world-wide religious faith. An example of this is the recent Asia Bibi case. In 2009, Bibi, a Catholic, w...

  • December 8, 2018   Feast of the Immaculate Conception

    Happy Feast Day! This Saturday, December 8th, is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Pope Pius IX proclaimed in 1854: The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and...

  • December 9, 2018   And all Mankind can see the Salvation of God (Lk 3:6)

    THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT C 2009/2018 BOARBANK HALL In today’s Gospel reading we are expected to know a little history and a little geography. One thing was clear for anyone listening to these texts, even i...

  • December 8, 2018   The Immaculate Conception

    Our Lady’s Story Luke and Matthew are the two evangelists who give us the most important information on Mary: Jesus was born of a woman but with no earthly father. The Virginal Conception is the name that we give to that fact. This is not the same...