Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What's up, doc? Infusing morality and health care

Physicians gather for conference seeking answers to 'dictatorship of relativism'
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, prayed for Catholic doctors and nurses that Christ, "the Divine Physician, would always be at the heart of your practice of medicine."
Nathan Rumohr reports from the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians Societies' fourth annual conference in Vancouver. "Moral Courage in the Practice of Medicine" was the topic.
"It is imperative that Catholic health-care workers, above all physicians, seek the support, fellowship, and learning which will help them practise their profession imbued by the richness of Catholic moral reflection," said Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB.
The purpose of the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians Societies is to infuse Catholic morality into the medical system. There is a close link between practising medicine and the virtue of charity to which Christ calls us.

"Our Western world is held in thrall to what the Holy Father once called, in a famous address given just before he entered the conclave which elected him Pope, the "dictatorship of relativism."

He said Catholic physicians shouldn't be forced to lead a double life.
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