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Cardinal Raymond Burke Encourages Catholics to Sign Online Petition to Stop the Birth Control Mandate

February 6, 2012 Cardinal Raymond Burke, Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, sent a written message of support to St. Gianna Physician’s Guild over the weekend...

Guild Statements | Monday, 6 February 2012

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St. Gianna Physician’s Guild Launches Online Petition to Stop Birth Control Mandate

August 22, 2011 St. Gianna Physician’s Guild today launched an online petition www.StopTheBirthControlMandate.com) requesting the Obama Administration and Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, to immediately withdraw all...

Guild Statements | Tuesday, 23 August 2011

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St. Gianna Physician's Guild Letter to the Dept. of Health and Human Services Opposing the Recinding of the Extension of the Federal Conscience Clause

April 9, 2009 Department of Health and Human Services Attention: Rescission Proposal Comments Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Ave., S. W., Room 716E Washington, DC 20201 Dear Sir/Madam:...

Guild Statements | Monday, 1 June 2009

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Media Manipulation and The Pill

Two months have passed since the publication of comments by Carl Djerassi, one of the co-creators of the synthetic progestagen Norethisterone, warning of demographic catastrophe in Austria. Given his...

Guild Statements | Monday, 23 February 2009

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A Critique of the The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Committee on Ethics Opinion Number 385 entitled: The Limits of Conscientious Refusal in Reproductive Medicine In November of 2007 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Ethics published a...

Guild Statements | Sunday, 18 January 2009

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Guild Updates

Guild President Attends Papal Mass Closing Year Of Faith

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I was recently in Rome for a series of meetings with Vatican officials. It coincided that my trip was over the same weekend of the Papal Mass celebrated by His Holiness Pope...

Guild Updates | Wednesday, 18 December 2013

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Series of talks, Mass, enshrinement honors St. Gianna Beretta Molla

MISHAWAKA — Most Catholics can relate to St. Gianna Beretta Molla, for she lived the ordinary kind of life many Catholics live: She had a spouse and children and also...

Guild Updates | Saturday, 2 March 2013

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Cardinal Burke Clarifies: Employers Providing Contraceptives "Materially and Formally" Cooperating with Sin

April 9, 2012---Catholic Action for Faith and Family announces a timely and insightful thirty minute interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke as he discusses critical matters of faith, religious liberty, and...

Guild Updates | Tuesday, 10 April 2012

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Guild President Keynotes Pregnancy Help Center Luncheon

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On February 15 the Auxiliary of the Pregnancy Help Center of the San Gabriel Valley held its 27th “Anniversary Luncheon” at the Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center in Sierra Madre, California....

Guild Updates | Tuesday, 10 April 2012

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Cardinal Burke Clarifies Suffering, Care of the Disabled and Dying to Sell Out Conference in Kansas City

The Conference in Kansas City on July 23 entitled "Being Faithful even unto Death: Catholic Wisdom on the Treatment of the Disabled and Dying," sponsored by St. Gianna Physician's Guild drew...

Guild Updates | Tuesday, 23 August 2011

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Enshrinement Program Inaugurated in New York with Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Son of St. Gianna

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On May 17 St. Gianna Physician’s Guild inaugurated the Enshrinement Program in the New York Archdiocese. Archbishop Timothy Dolan presided over the ceremony which had in attendance the son of...

Guild Updates | Monday, 7 June 2010

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Guild President Thomas McKenna Appeared on EWTN’s Live Program with Fr. Mitch Pacwa to Discuss “Catholic Doctors in the House”

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On Wednesday, April 21st St. Gianna Physician’s Guild President, Thomas McKenna, appeared on the Eternal Word Television Network’s “Live” program with Fr. Mitch Pacwa to discuss “Catholic Doctors in the...

Guild Updates | Sunday, 9 May 2010

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St. Gianna Feast Day Celebration Honors Marriage, Family and the Sanctity of Life April 28, 2010

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April 28 is the feast day of St. Gianna Beretta Molla and this year Our Lady of the Rosary parish in San Diego’s Little Italy held a Mass to honor...

Guild Updates | Thursday, 6 May 2010

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The Passing of Pietro Molla: The Devoted Husband of St. Gianna

On Holy Saturday I was awakened by a phone call at 6:00 AM from a friend in Italy informing me that Pietro Molla had passed away in the early hours...

Guild Updates | Tuesday, 20 April 2010

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Bishop Robert Brom Praises the Work of St. Gianna Physician's Guild

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Diocese of San Diego Office of the Bishop February 9, 2010 Dear Tom: Thank you for the information you sent me on St. Gianna Physician's Guild and the work...

Guild Updates | Monday, 8 March 2010

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Guild President Attends Papal Mass Closing Year Of Faith

I was recently in Rome for a series of meetings with Vatican officials. It coincided that my trip was over the same weekend of the Papal Mass celebrated by His Holiness Pope Francis for the occasion of the closing of the Year of Faith. Many of you probably watched it on television. I was privileged to have a front row seat beside the altar. All of you were in my prayers. The following day I had a special Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica at the altar of Mater Ecclesiae (Mother of the Church) for the intentions of all of our members, benefactors and friends.

Sincerely,

Thomas McKenna

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Series of talks, Mass, enshrinement honors St. Gianna Beretta Molla

MISHAWAKA — Most Catholics can relate to St. Gianna Beretta Molla, for she lived the ordinary kind of life many Catholics live: She had a spouse and children and also held down a job. St. Gianna opted to continue a high-risk pregnancy rather than undergo treatment that would harm her unborn child and died in 1962, one week after giving birth to a healthy daughter. She was survived by her husband and three other children. Read more...

 
Cardinal Burke Clarifies: Employers Providing Contraceptives "Materially and Formally" Cooperating with Sin

April 9, 2012---Catholic Action for Faith and Family announces a timely and insightful thirty minute interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke as he discusses critical matters of faith, religious liberty, and culpability in relation to the threatened government mandate for employers to provide free contraception, sterilization services, and abortion inducing drugs.   Catholic Action Insight, a special program series hosted by Catholic Action founder and president, Thomas McKenna, will air on EWTN on April 11 at 2:30pm and on April 13 at 9:00pm EST.

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Guild President Keynotes Pregnancy Help Center Luncheon

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On February 15 the Auxiliary of the Pregnancy Help Center of the San Gabriel Valley held its 27th “Anniversary Luncheon” at the Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center in Sierra Madre, California. St. Gianna Physician’s Guild president, Thomas McKenna, was the keynote speaker.

Mr. McKenna shared the story of this heroic wife, mother and physician who was the last saint canonized by Blessed Pope John Paul II on May 16, 2004. He told stories and showed a variety of actual photographs of the saint taken in life. “Saint Gianna lived her entire life in the light of Faith and this is what I always strive to convey to the public,” McKenna said. “Her life and example can serve as a model of sanctity for faithful today when sometimes the ability to practice heroic virtue seems almost impossible,” he continued.

dsc_0077dsc_0077The Pregnancy Help Center supports women who have financial or emotional obstacles to a happy pregnancy. The Center gives all qualified clients free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds administered by a qualified sonographer.

For more information on the Pregnancy Help Center go to www.phc-sgv.org/

 
Cardinal Burke Clarifies Suffering, Care of the Disabled and Dying to Sell Out Conference in Kansas City
The Conference in Kansas City on July 23 entitled "Being Faithful even unto Death: Catholic Wisdom on the Treatment of the Disabled and Dying," sponsored by St. Gianna Physician's Guild drew a sold out, standing room only crowd. Attendees traveled from 17 states and included physicians, psychologists, administrators, attorneys, religious and many others.

The powerful line up of speakers was headlined by the beloved Cardinal Raymond Burke who delivered a powerful address framing the Church's position on suffering and care of the disabled and dying. Other speakers included Bobby Schindler and Suzanne Vitadomo, siblings of the late Terri Schiavo who now advocate for these issues for families and patients through the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network, Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, Dr. Austin Welsh a geriatrician and special guest Gianna Emanuela Molla, the daughter of St. Gianna who traveled here from Italy.

"The entire day exceeded all of our expectations. The atmosphere in the room when discussing and analyzing the difficult bioethical issues surrounding the care of the disabled and elderly and the momentum in society to euthanize them was that of a family gathering," said Thomas McKenna, Founder and President of St. Gianna Physician's Guild and sponsor of the event. "The importance of these issues was underscored by the participation of both dioceses of Kansas City, KS and Kansas City -- St. Joseph. It was a great blessing to have Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Naumann and Bishop Finn with us throughout the entire day."

Participants agreed that a highlight of the day came when Gianna Emmanula Molla delivered her first talk since the death of her father entitled: "My mother, St. Gianna, and the legacy she left behind." This beautiful talk gave insight to the spirituality of St. Gianna's husband and family since her death in 1962. Gianna and her siblings represent the first time ever that children were present at the canonization of their own mother.

Cardinal Burke said: "The conference addressed one of the most critical questions regarding respect for human life in our nation. It was outstanding and very edifying for me and I was very pleased to be a part of it."

A set of the conference talks will soon be available on St. Gianna Physician's Guild web site
www.StGiannaPhysicians.org.
 
Guild President Thomas McKenna Appeared on EWTN’s Live Program with Fr. Mitch Pacwa to Discuss “Catholic Doctors in the House”

On Wednesday, April 21st St. Gianna Physician’s Guild President, Thomas McKenna, appeared on the Eternal Word Television Network’s “Live” program with Fr. Mitch Pacwa to discuss “Catholic Doctors in the House.” The show focused on the goals and activities of the Guild as well as the virtuous life of their patron, St. Gianna Beretta Molla.

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