Does anyone know if I can cancel my subscription to 2021? Only 2 weeks in and I’m not impressed.

Welcome to ordinary time in these not so ordinary days. I know it’s been more than 7 days, but I am already exhausted.

But I have news to share.


We have a new member!

Melissa Grube, MD joined us this year. She practices in Mequon. Please welcome her.

Dues and Membership Stuff

For those who haven’t yet paid, dues are due. Dues are $50 for practicing physicians, $25 for retired physicians, $25 for medical residents, $10 for nurses and other allied healthcare workers. Religious (priests, deacons, nuns, monks, seminarians) are free as are medical students. Membership Renewal Form

Please make your checks out to Milwaukee Guild CMA and send them to our treasurer:
Dr. Todd Miller
4230 Oakmont Trail
Waukesha, WI 53188

For those of you who have continuing education funds, remember they can be used to pay dues.

While I know not all of you are supporting our work financially, for those who are, you allow this guild to continue its work.

I am also attaching our membership form, especially for those of you in practice. We have been getting requests through our Facebook page for referrals to Catholic physicians so I want to keep everything up to date. Send it to me at 2735 N Hackett Ave Milwaukee, WI 53211 so I can keep our membership rolls up to date.

Virtual Meditations on Salvifici Doloris Continues

Our guild is sponsoring this which is being held the 4th Wednesday of each month. This month, we will explore Section II: The World of Human Suffering. It will be at 7:30 PM CST.

If you are interested, I am using a different email, so please contact me at jones-nosacek.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu

We’re On Facebook!

Just as a reminder, we have a Facebook page. Again, thanks to the work of Jerry Nora, Stephanie Armstrong, and Mateo Nicholso who have been keeping us up to date.

Like us! If you want to join: https://www.facebook.com/cmamilwaukee/

Also, there has been a request to form a social group so we can “vent” safely. But we still would need someone to moderate it on a daily basis. If anyone is interested in moderating, please contact me.

Vatican II Award

My husband and I were humbled to be the recipients of this year’s Vatican II Award: Service to Missions. For those who are interested, I am including the link: https://catholicherald.org/catholic-herald/general/vatican-ii-award-winners-service-to-the-missions-dcn-gary-nosacek-and-dr-cindy-jones-nosacek/

Vatican II Award Winner: Service to the Missions — Dcn. Gary Nosacek and Dr. Cindy Jones-Nosacek | Catholic Herald

Vatican II Awards The Vatican II Awards were established in 1991 to honor men, women and young adults who exemplify the Catholic Church’s vision set forth in the Second Vatican Council. These individuals have been selected by Archbishop
catholicherald.org

The COVID Vaccine and Cooperation with Evil

You may have heard about the controversy over the use of COVID vaccines, two which have already been released. Unfortunately, they used aborted fetal tissue in the testing of the vaccines which, rightfully so, is ethically challenging. Since none of us were called up to approve it nor did we approve of the abortion, morally our cooperation in the process is considered remote. But because evil is involved, their use is considered justified since COVID is not only so deadly, but 10% of those who survive are estimated to have serious complications. Not only the USCCB, but also the national CMA, the American Association of Prolife OB/Gyn, the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association have come out with statements supporting their use. The physician groups signed a joint statement below:

JOINT STATEMENT: PHYSICIAN SUPPORT FOR ETHICAL VACCINES – Catholic Medical Association : Catholic Medical Association (cathmed.org)

JOINT STATEMENT: PHYSICIAN SUPPORT FOR ETHICAL VACCINES – Catholic Medical Association : Catholic Medical Association

Become a member. The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) is the largest association of Catholic individuals in health care. We help our members to grow in faith, maintain ethical integrity, and provide excellent health care in accordance with the teachings of the Church.

www.cathmed.org

 

If you receive the vaccine, here is a sample letter to send:

Vaccine Letter in Objection Template – Catholic Medical Association : Catholic Medical Association (cathmed.org)

Become a member. The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) is the largest association of Catholic individuals in health care. We help our members to grow in faith, maintain ethical integrity, and provide excellent health care in accordance with the teachings of the Church.

www.cathmed.org

And where to send it:
Contact Resources and Links:

Pfizer: https://www.pfizer.com/contact/email?inquiry=General+Company+Information

Angela Hwang, President
Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals
235 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

Moderna via email:
IR@modernatx.com
Colleen.Hussey@modernatx.com
Lavina.Talukdar@modernatx.com

Stephen Hoge, MD, President
Moderna Global Headquarters
200 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 0213

AstraZeneca:
https://www.astrazeneca-us.com/contact-us/product-information.html

Johnson and Johnson:
https://www.ccc-consumercarecenter.com/UCUConfiguration?id=a0758000004NIaL

Another good resource to read if you want to understand Church teaching is a letter from the Sacred Congregation on the Doctrine of the Faith under St. John Paull II when Pope Emeritus Benedict was the head: Vatican Statement on Vaccines Derived From Aborted Human Fetuses (immunize.org)

Vatican Statement on Vaccines Derived From Aborted Human Fetuses – Immunization Action Coalition

MORAL REFLECTIONS ON VACCINES PREPARED FROM CELLS DERIVED FROM ABORTED HUMAN FOETUSES. The matter in question regards the lawfulness of production, distribution and use of certain vaccines whose production is connected with acts of procured abortion.

immunize.org

I recognize that people of good will can disagree on this. It requires prudence to determine the amount of evil we can justify. But if you disagree with what these organizations and the Vatican advise, at least listen to them with an open and humble heart. You can respectfully dissent, but don’t condemn those who choose to follow them.

Peace.

Cindy Jones-Nosacek
President Milwaukee Guild