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  • February 9, 2018   FIAMC President to World Medical Assoc.

    As the obstetrical arm of the World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC), MaterCare International welcomes and fully supports the below letter from FIAMC President, Dr. John Lee, to the World Medical Association: PRESIDENT LEE TO ...

  • January 18, 2018   Born at just 2.9lbs, baby boy finally goes home with parents

    From MaterCare's St. John Paul II Maternity Hospital in rural Isiolo, Kenya:   "We are all fine and working hard. We are happy to serve our mothers here. Over December we had a baby boy born at 28wks gestation weighing 1.3kgs (2.9lbs). The mother ...

  • January 23, 2018   Mothers Matter: January

    Sign up here to receive 'Mothers Matter', MaterCare International's monthly eNewsletter updating you on projects and events. MOTHERS MATTER: January 2018 FULL NEWSLETTER HERE UPCOMING EVENTS: 25th FIAMC CONGRESS 2018  May 30th - June 3rd, 201...

  • Challenging Current and Ongoing Policy Changes to Practitioner Rights

    Statement of Support                       February 15, 2018- MaterCare International (MCI) supports challenges and objections to the many national and international policy changes that are attempting to erode practitioner's human right...

  • 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...

  • Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution

    March 23, 2018-       Ireland will hold a referendum in May, the vote will ask Irish citizens whether they want to retain the Eighth Amendment of the constitution, which recognises the equal right to life for mothers and unborn children during ...

  • The Women Missing from the “Women’s Movement”

    Each year, on March 8th, organizations from around the world come together to celebrate, acknowledge and address issues affecting women. We hear words like equality, inclusiveness and justice. However, all too often, the word we don’t hear is mothe...

  • April 25, 2018   St Gianna Baretta Molla

    St. Gianna Beretta Molla was an Italian pediatrician born in Magenta in the Kingdom of Italy on October 4, 1922. She was the tenth of thirteen children in her family. At three-years-old, Gianna and her family moved to Bergamo, and she grew up in the ...

  • Happy Feast Day to the CWL!

    The Catholic Women's League will celebrate the feast of their patroness, Our Lady of Good Counsel, today on April 26th. MaterCare wishes to give them special thanks today to all the parish CWLs who have and are supporting MaterCare programmes for poo...

  • April 27, 2018   Letter to Canadian Bishops: Regarding Development and Peace

    Your Excellences; MaterCare International (MCI) is an international group of Catholic Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Obs/Gyns), which began life in 1980 and was suggested in a paper presented to the CCCB plenary meeting at the time of the preparat...

  • May 9, 2018   A letter to the Editor of the Guernsey Press

    The News Editor, Guernsey Press; St Peter Port Guernsey’ Channel Islands.  Dear Editor; I understand that the States of Guernsey will soon be voting on a proposal to legalise euthanasia and could be the first jurisdiction to do so in the UK. As a...

  • St. John's Shrine of St. Gianna Molla

    Photo: Dr. Emanuela Molla (left) and Dr. Robert Walley (right) at the 2017 Rome Conference   At the MaterCare Rome Conference in 2017, St Gianna Molla’s daughter, Dr. Emanuela Molla, was invited to speak about her mother and the practice of medici...

  • May 24, 2018   Save the 8th: Vote "NO" on May 25th

    Ireland will hold a referendum on May 25th, the vote will ask Irish citizens whether they want to retain the Eighth Amendment of the constitution, which recognises the equal right to life for mothers and unborn children during pregnancy and is the ma...

  • May 26, 2018   Open letter to Justin Trudeau

    Give Religious Practitioners equal freedoms and access to employment   Dear Prime Minister,   We write to you as a group of medical professionals and concerned citizens to urge you to end the discrimination of religious people and support equality ...

  • May 27, 2018   Trinity Sunday

    The readings at today’s Mass do not use the word Trinity at all. But God is presented as Father in the Old Testament (Dt 32:6; Mal 2:10), and this continues in the New. The Background In the New Testament we know of the Holy Trinity because Jesus t...

  • May 30, 2018   MaterCare arrives in Zagreb

    MaterCare Executive Directors, Professor Bogdan Chazan, Dr. Robert Walley and Dr. Elvis Seman arrive at the 25th FIAMC Congress entitled, “SANCTITY OF LIFE AND THE MEDICAL PROFESSION FROM HUMANAE VITAE TO LAUDATO SI”. They will be presenting thro...

  • MaterCare Remembers Anita Gorman (Watson)

    MaterCare remembers Anita Gorman (Watson). Anita's daughter, Sandra, worked with our office and has been a long time supporter of our work. Sandra's daughters also worked here at MaterCare as students, Angela and Tonia.  We are so grateful to her an...

  • June 10, 2018   FAMILY PROBLEMS (MK 3:20-35)

    THE TENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR B 2018  Our readings at today’s Mass present us with the detail of the historical life of Jesus which is the most painful. St Mark (3:6) says that the family thought he was out of his mind. In our passage they come to...

  • Happy Father's Day!

    MaterCare Celebrates Fathers, June 17th This Father's Day gives us a chance to reflect on the critical role dads play in their children’s faith and development.  Fatherhood is not simply a biological or adoptive role but also a vocation. It is a...

  • June 21, 2018   St. John Paul II MaterCare Maternity Hospital unveils new website

    We're so excited to share the new St. John Paul II MaterCare Maternity Hospital website with you!   This new site is a long-awaited resource to allow patients and supporters easy access to the hospital and ensure they have accurate information. With...