New Gianna Center of the Gulf South Opens its Doors to Natural Family Planning
The Gianna Center of the Gulf South, an affiliate of the National Gianna Center for Women’s Health and Fertility at Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, N.J., hosted the grand-opening celebration of its new facility on Saturday, July 25 in Covington, Louisiana. Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans, presided over the ceremony.
SAN DIEGO, May 22- St. Gianna Physician’s Guild, an association of physicians and medical professionals, launched today its Do-No-Harm-California petition opposing California Senate Bill 128 which aims to legalize physician-assisted suicide. The proposed controversial physician-assisted suicide legislation struck a nerve within the medical community throughout California leading to action by concerned doctors. Physicians are troubled that the bill fundamentally alters a doctor’s healing prerogative and ethical safeguards for doctors and patients alike. The Do-No-Harm-California Petition campaign seeks to educate legislators as to the fallacy of their proposal and sway them to abandon the initiative.
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.
Thomas McKenna awaits the Papal Mass Pope Francis arrives
Pope incensing the Altar and the relics of St. Peter
Pope Francis venerates an image of Our Lady Pope Francis blessing with the Gospel
An enshrinement ceremony for St. Gianna Beretta Molla held here last weekend signals the beginning of what one Catholic layman hopes will become a widespread national effort to promote the saint in the medical field and elsewhere.
About 50 physicians and others attended the ceremony held at The Center for Cancer Care and Research in West County. Archbishop Raymond L. Burke presided at the March 7 event.