Catholic Physicians Gather in Seattle

SEATTLE — I am covering this week’s 79th Annual Educational Conference of the Catholic Medical Association in Seattle.  The theme of the conference is “Restoring the Integrity of Medicine: An Imperative for a Christian Anthropology“.  I will be reporting for us from the conference each day and you will hear audio of my interviews of attendees and presenters as well as commentary on the notable events of the conference. Please check in with us each day for updates.

Day 1 from the Conference – Questions for All of Us to Consider

Is your physician Catholic? Does it matter?  What does it mean to be a Catholic physician? Could a Catholic physician work in a hospital that performs abortions or provides contraception services?

How often do we as patients stop and think about these questions. And have you ever considered how the impact of your care is affected by the spirituality of your medical provider?  There have been reports of studies about prayer affecting people’s recovery.  Each of us know stories in our own families, perhaps even that have happened to ourselves, where a miraculous survival or recovery occurred.  We also know stories of suffering and death.  How does a physician help us truly understand and comfort us through this?

Listen to Mark Armstrong’s Daily Reports and Interviews from the Conference…

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Mark Armstrong

Mark Armstrong is married to Patti. Patti is the more famous Catholic author with best-selling books and a contributing correspondent to both the National Catholic Register and Our Sunday Visitor.

Married for 36 years, the couple have ten children and three grandkids so far (with three more due in 2018!).  Mark travels and presents a PowerPoint presentation to retreats, church events, schools and conferences on Our Lady of Guadalupe with a replica image blessed by Saint John Paul II. His writings on Our Lady of Guadalupe are also online here.

Mark and family members also toured Italy in 2010 and again in 2015, including several days during the public venerations of the Shroud of Turin. Mark also writes articles on The Shroud and has an amazing PowerPoint presentation on the Shroud of Turin believed by many to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ.

He also co-authored the best-selling Catholic book,  Amazing Grace for Fathers.

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