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  • August 29, 2017   Project Update: The numbers continue to grow

    The number of deliveries continues to increase at the St. John Paul II MaterCare Materinity Hospital in Isiolo, Kenya.  "The number of mothers delivering in the facility at the moment is still high. In the month of June we had 159 normal deliveri...

  • April 13, 2017   Easter and Hope

    In his Easter message, (Most Rev.) Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops writes, "For all of us standing at the empty tomb – whatever the circumstances – there is unfathomable hope. ...

  • March 26, 2017   THE MAN BORN BLIND (JN 9:1-41)

    Introduction This healing of the man born blind had taken place on the Sabbath day so it could not have been according to the will of God… So the Pharisees protest. Only if life were endangered could cures be performed on the Sabbath. This provides...

  • March 12, 2017   The Transfiguration

    (SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT 2017)  Matthew 17:1-13  Majestic Mt. Tabor in Galilee serves marvellously to recall for Christian pilgrims the glory revealed to the privileged trio, Peter, James and John. In 1921-4 the Franciscans built the Church there. Th...

  • July 21, 2017   Professor Michal Troszyński

    Professor Michał Troszyński   1921 – 2017 Professor Michał Troszyński, an ob-gyn and a master and educator of many generations of doctors, midwives and nurses, died on July 13, 2017. Many Polish mothers and their children owe their life and h...

  • February 12, 2017   "Responding to a call"

    Ecclesiasticus 15: 15-20; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37  Racial Justice Day Introduction St.Paul wanted the Christian community to be different. It was a place where alienation would be obviated and eliminated. He wrote about good human relat-ionships a...

  • January 15, 2017   Peace Sunday

    Second Sunday of Ordinary Time A Boarbank Hall 2017  Peace Sunday 2017 1 Cor 1:1-3 Today we are praying especially for peace. To help us centre our minds on its supreme importance we could do no better than pay especial a...

  • June 27, 2017   Dr. Walley awarded by CCRL for work

    The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) chose MaterCare founder, Dr. Robert Walley, as winner of 2017's Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life. Dr. Walley responded that he was hounered to receive the award but did so on b...

  • January 6, 2017   Statement on 'Male Pill' Study

    MATERCARE INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT ON ‘MALE PILL’ STUDY PUBLISHED OCTOBER, 20161   Introduction The authors’ premise is that the development of a safe and effective reversible method of male contraception is still an unmet need. This prospec...

  • January 30, 2016   The Beatitudes

    THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR A (2017) THE BEATITUDES (MT 5:1-12) Can we imagine that St. Paul in writing to his fractious Corinthians is asking them to learn something of the mind and heart of Jesus expressed in the beatitudes? He is fairly unspar...

  • May 15, 2016   His Eminence, Willem Cardinal Eijk

    His Eminence, Willem Cardinal Eijk, The Archbishop of Utrecht, is a moral theologian, medical ethicist and physician, and provides us with a pastoral response to escalating access to euthanasia. He is a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.   S...

  • April 27, 2017   St. Gianna Beretta Molla

    April 28th is the Feast Day of St. Dr. Gianna Beretta Molla. From Vatican.va: “Conscious immolation», was the phrase used by Pope Paul VI to define the act of Blessed Gianna, remembering her at the Sunday Angelus of September 23, 1973, as: “A yo...

  • Day 1: Catholic Health Professionals Can Still Deliver

    Sept. 20- With over 65 registrants and dozens more coming in today, our Rome conference is off to a wonderful start. Thank you to everyone who has made the journey to come to this important event, and to EWTN and other Catholic media outlets who will...

  • February 23, 2017   The Mission Remains the Same

    Over four years after the opening of the St. John Paul II maternity hospital in Isiolo, Kenya. The MaterCare hospital in Isiolo was officially opened on May 19th, 2012. In the nearly 5 years since, we have seen an immense growth in the number of pa...

  • Day 2: H.E. Willem, Cardinal Ejik

    The second day of the Rome conference opened with mass and presentation from His Eminence Willem, Cardinal Ejik on “The History of Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide”. Earlier this year, the Cardinal stated that, "When one breaks the princ...

  • Sept 22, 2017    Day 3: A focus on Fertility Based Awareness Methods and NaproTechnology

    Our third day of the Rome conference began with a session on Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABM) - transforming Obstetrics and gynaecology. An examination of the transforming role played by modern FABM’s when applied to our specialties and foc...

  • Sept 23, 2017   Day 4 combines compassion and community

    The fourth day of the Rome conference focused on compassion and community. Our morning session began with presentations on: “Hard Cases made Canada’s very bad Assisted Death law” with Fr. Raymond L de Souza, Parish Priest, Journalist “Euthan...

  • September 27, 2017   Rome Conference Coverage

    "CATHOLIC APPROACH TO MATERNAL HEALTH NEEDED MORE THAN EVER, DOCTOR SAYS" From Carol Glatz • Catholic News Service • Posted September 26, 2017: 'ROME (CNS) — Twenty years ago, Dr. Robert Walley founded MaterCare International to serve the cultu...

  • October 12, 2017   Professional Resources

    We've organized our Rome conference presentations to make articles and presentations on faith and practice easier than ever before to access and find. Topics include NaproTechnology, euthanasia, perinatal hospice and neonatal palliative care, profess...

  • November 23, 2017   The reason for MaterCare

     On October 27th 1967 abortion became law in the UK, the first in a Western country. Through a process of gradualism, abortion has become the basis on which maternal health care is provided, and it brought about a fundamental change in the practice ...

  • November 26, 2017   THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING 2017

    The feast of Christ the King was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925. The historical context was important. Mussolini and the fascists were dominant in Italy, and in Germany Hitler was making his move. The pope was making his point that on this earth...

  • November 27, 2017   Giving Tuesday is here!

    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 fav...

  • November 30, 2017   MaterCare receives Sacred Relic

    His Eminence Angelo Scola, Cardinal Archbishop of Milan: To all and each who will read this letter of ours we ensure and testify that the sacred relics, taken from the clothing and hair of the mother of a family, Saint Gianna Molla, which we have pla...

  • December 3, 2017   First Sunday of Advent

    In the past, in the days before Judaism and Christianity, for many history was going nowhere. It seemed to be mostly just an endless sequence of days, months and years. The Old Testament prophets discerned the purpose for life in Israel, and eventua...

  • December 10, 2017   The Second Sunday of Advent

    The Second Sunday (Advent 2008/2017) Boarbank Hall Good News of the Kingdom of God (Mk 1:1) The Roman Emperors on taking office in the first century inaugurated their reign as “Good News”- in the plural. The Christians in...