We are at War Between the Culture of Life and Death

SEATTLE — “Pope John Paul II was right, we are at war between the culture of life and the culture death,” said Dr. José-Maria Simon, President of the World Federation of the Catholic Medical Association. Dr. Simon is waging that war from Barcelona, Spain. He called upon fellow physicians at 79th annual conference of the Catholic Medical Association in Seattle, “to hold fast onto their faith in this battle of ideologies.”

After three days of intense theological, philosophical and ethical questions, Dr. Simon said the casualties of this great culture and spiritual war, “are against the unborn and born alike.” He added that it is being waged in the mass media, in newspapers, at home in front of the television, in school curriculums and added that, “it is a worldwide struggle that we will win with the help of God.”

As Catholic physicians left Seattle to go home to their practices, while there was a sense of hope, their tasks seem daunting as mainstream society moves farther away from traditional Catholic values. We see it here in the United States and that same darkness has fallen across Europe where Dr. Jose-Maria Simon practices medicine. With a practice in Bracelona, Spain, I talked to him about what it was like for him for Integrated Catholic Life…

Listen to Mark Armstrong’s interview of Dr. Simon…

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Mark Armstrong is married to Patti (the much more famous Catholic author). They have 10 children and two grandkids (so far).  Mark travels and presents a PowerPoint presentation on "Our Lady of Guadalupe" to retreats, church events and conferences. He also spent 9 days in Italy in 2010, including three hours before the Shroud of Turin 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.

You can listen to "The Phil and Mark Show" every weekday morning from 5:30 to 9:00 a.m. on the legendary "Voice of the Northern Plains" KFYR Radio.  Tune in thru I-Heart radio at http://www.kfyr.com/onair/pms-in-the-morning-51770/.

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