CMA of Buffalo sponsored An Advent Service of
Lessons and Carols presented on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Nativity
of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in
Williamsville. See part of the performance by the St. John Paul II Schola
Cantorum in the video below.
Most charming and saintly Physician, you were animated by
the heavenly Spirit of love. In faithfully detailing the humanity of Jesus,
you also showed his divinity and his genuine compassion for all human
beings. Inspire our physicians with your professionalism and with the divine
compassion for their patients. Enable them to cure the ills of both body and
spirit that afflict so many in our day. Amen.
Members - Active or Retired Doctors,
Dentists, and Medical Residents/Fellows
Associate Members - Nurses, Allied Health
Professionals, Clergy, Religious, Seminarians, and anyone interested in
integrating Catholic principles in health care.
Medicine and Faith
Just as God is the Author and Creator of our Faith, He is also Author and
Creator of Life. As stated in John Paul II's encyclical letter Faith and
Reason, "there can never be a true divergence between faith and reason."
Similarly we should not expect a contradiction between being a good physician
and being a good Catholic. Good medical care for a patient is always in harmony
with Catholic medical ethics. Different ethical dilemmas in medicine today must
be illuminated with the light of Faith. The Catholic Faith is truly a help in
the practice of medicine.