Instead of being just a Church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a Church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself and go to those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent.

Pope Francis

Past Events



Oct. 15 - "The Christian Health Care Professional in the Era of the Secular Medical Ethics."

  • John Lane, M.D.


July 20 - "Iowa's Future in Post - Roe America."

  • Sara Eide


May 14 - "Virtue, Health,and Neuroscience."

  • David Hilger, M.D.



Nov. 20 - "We Become What We Behold: The "Other Pandemic" of Screen Addiction."

  • Timothy P. Millea, M.D.


Oct. 16 - "A Physician's Life in the Field of Dreams...God's Dreams."

  • Robin Goldsmith, M.D.


Sept. 18 - "The Dark Side of Medicine: Abortion-Derived Cell Lines in Pharmaceuticals."

  • Timothy P. Millea, M.D.


May 15 - "Resilience: Facing Adversity and Finding Joy."

  • Chris McCormick Pries, A.R.N.P.


April 17 - "The Gospel of Joy in Health Care."

  • Msgr. Mark Merdian


March 20 - "What Christ Suffered: A Doctor's Journey Through the Passion."

  • Thomas W. McGovern, M.D.


Feb. 20 - "Vaccines 101: The Catholic Perspective."

  •  Timothy P. Millea, M.D.


Jan. 30 - "Christ-Centered Health Care: The Direct Primary Care Clinic Model."

  • Julie M. Schroeder, M.D.



 Dec.19 - "Christmas in the Age of COVID."

  • Michaela R. Ebert, M.P.H., M.A., J.D. 


Nov. 21 - "Thomas Merton vs. Point & Click Medicine" - in lieu of "The Spirituality of Thomas Merton: Slowing Down in the 21st Century."

  • Timothy P. Millea, M.D.


Oct. 17 - "Election 2020 - A Catholic View."

  • Tom Chapman & Robert Gilligan


Sept. 19 - "After Suicide: Hope and Healing."

  • Chris McCormick Pries, A.R.N.P.


Feb.15 - "Eucharistic Miracles"

  • Michael Giudici, M.D.



Nov. 16 - "Alzheimer's: All is Not Lost"

  • Jerry Schroeder     


Oct. 19 - "Sustaining the Joy of Medicine: Living Your Professional Vocation"

  • Natalie Rodden, M.D.     


Sept. 21 - "Blessings For Leaders"

  • Dan Ebener, D.B.A.   


May 18 - "Parish Nurses: Who Are They and What Do They Do?"

  • Jennifer Hildebrand, RN-BC and Linda Guebert, R.N.


 April 11 - "Maximizing Dignity at the End of Life: Insight from the ICU."

  • E. Wesley Ely, M.D., M.P.H.


 April 4 - "The Passion and Crucifixion: A Medical Perspective."

  • Timothy P. Millea, M.D.


March 16 - "Practicing Obstetrics-Gynecology in an Authentic Catholic Setting."

  • Karla A. Polaschek, M.D.


Feb. 16 - "Happiness in Healthcare: The Catholic Solution."

  • Timothy P. Millea, M.D.



Nov. 17 - "Conscientious Practice and Common Ground in Healthcare."

  • Lauris C. Kaldjian, M.D., Ph.D., M.Div.


Oct. 13 - "An Evidence-Based Response to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide."

  • Ashley K. Fernandes, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P.


May 19 - "Medicine as a Calling, Preventing Burnout/Increasing Happiness."

  • Video Presentation by Thomas W. McGovern, M.D.


April 21 -  "Theology of the Body and Modern Medicine."

  • Kathy Schluter


March 17 - "The Passion and Crucifixion: a Medical Perspective."

  • Timothy P. Millea, M.D.


Feb. 28 - Healthcare Professionals Panel Discussion

  • Pleasant Valley High School, Bettendorf, IA


Feb. 17  -  "Life: A Precious Gift."

  • Vicki Tyler


Jan. 20  -  "Cultivating a Healthy Society."

  • Video Presentation by Rev. John Ehrich, S.T.L.


Jan. 17  -  Healthcare Profesionals Panel Discussion

  • Augustana College, Rock Island, IL



Dec. 15 - Co-hosting  the "Hospice Help & Supporting Grief" Conference

  • Genesis Heart Institute, Davenport, IA


Nov. 18 - "Gaining a Grip on Grief."

  • Rev. Jon Yarian, ACC


Oct. 21  -  "Bringing a Culture of Life to the Practice of Medicine."

  • Kathleen Raviele, M.D.           


Sept. 2  -  "Bioethics in Slovakia and the E.U. - What Can We Learn?"  &  "Alkaptonuria - Orphan Disease."

  • Prof. Jozef Glasa, M.D., Ph.D., Ph.D.  &  Asst. Prof. Helena Glasova, M.D., Ph.D.


Aug. 19 - "Evangelization in Health Care: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Soul"

  • Rev. Anthony Co


June 17 - "Somatic Support for Brain-Dead Pregnant Women: Moral and Legal Issues."

  • Janine Marie Idziak, Ph.D.


May 20  -  "Episcopal Reflections." 

  •  Most Rev. Martin J. Amos, Bishop of Davenport, IA


April 26 - Helthcare Professionals Panel Discussion

  •   Augustana College, Rock Island, IL


April 22  -  "Human-Animal Chimera Research."         

  •  Alan Moy, M.D.


March 18 -  "Joy in Medicine."

  •  Joe Dockery-Jackson, Ph.D.


Feb. 18  -  "Medical, Developmental, and Spiritual Perspectives on a Parish Twinning Relationship in Haiti."

  •  Mark A. Blaser, M.D. and Chris McCormick Pries, A.R.N.P.


Jan. 21  -   "Surrogacy - Catholic Perspective."

  •  Karla A. Polaschek, M.D.




Oct. 1   -  "Protecting Human Dignity and Preservation of Self-Worth: A Practical and Compassionate Approach to End of Life Care."

  • E. Wesley Ely, M.D., M.P.H.


Sept. 17  -  "Faithful Citizenship - What the Catholic Voter Should Know."

  •  Town Hall Format Meeting Moderated by Timothy P. Millea, M.D.


Aug. 20 - The Mystery of God - Part 2. "The Paths to God."

  • Video Presentation by Bishop Robert Barron


July 23 - "From Scientist to Seminary."

  • Rev. Joseph M. Sia. M.D.


June 18 - "The Catholic Voice in Public Policy."

  • Tom Chapman


May 21 - "Are We Human? The Humanitarian Crisis of Today."

  • Majdi A. Omar, M.D. & Ann Garton, M.S.N., R.N.


April 16 - "Concepts of Health, Goals of Care, and the Question of Human Flourishing."

  • Lauris C. Kaldjian, M.D., Ph.D., M.Div.


March 19 - "The Passion and the Crucifixion: A Medical Review and Analysis."

  • Timothy P. Millea, M.D.


Feb. 20 - "Affirming Life Through Ethical Medical Research For Finding Cures For Rare Diseases."

  • Alan Moy, M.D.


Jan. 30 - The Mystery of God - Part 1. "Atheism and What We Mean by God."

  • Video Presentation by Bishop Robert Barron




Oct. 17 - "HOPE: In Theory and in (Medical) Practice."

  • Sister Mary Diana Dreger, O.P., M.D.


Sept. 19 - "The Norms on Canonization and Process of Examination of Miracle."

  • Rev. Paul Appel


Aug. 15 - "Demons, Deliverance, and Discernment: Separating Fact From Fiction About the Spirit World."

  • Rev. Mike Driscoll, Ph.D.


July 18 - "Bringing Light to the Dark Night of Mental Illness; How Faith can guide the Journey."

  • Chris McCormick Pries, A.R.N.P.


June 20 - "Alzheimer's: What Is Lost, What Remains. A Brief Look At Dementia Through Catholic Lenses."

  • Jerry Schroeder


May 16 - "Vatican II and New Evangelization in the Healing Profession."

  • Rev. Charles Klamut


April 18 - "The Healing Relationship Model."

  • Joseph Piccione, S.Th.D.


March 21 - "Fundamental Moral Theology."

  • Rev. Thomas Hennen


Feb. 7 - "Courage in Medicine"

  • Ashley K. Fernandes, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P.


Jan. 17 - "Faith And Reason: Classical Marriage, Modern Divorce, Catholic Indissolubility."

  • Joseph L. Hebert, Jr.




Nov. 15 - "Why the John Paul II Medical Research Institute Was Created."

  • Alan B. Moy, M.D.


Oct. 18 - "Is there a Future for Catholics in Healthcare?"

  • John Brehany, Ph.D., S.T.L.


Sept. 20 – "The Gospel Of Joy In Healthcare Practice."

  • Msgr. Mark Merdian


Aug. 16 – "Ashamed of the Gospel?"

  • Video presentation by Professor Robert George


July 19 – "A Catholic President's Impact on National Mental Health Policy: Has Catholic Doctrine Influenced Our Mental Health Delivery System?"

  • Chris McCormick Pries, A.R.N.P.


June 21 – "Medical Missions: A Primer and Discussion of Social Justice and Sustainability."

  • Mark Blaser, M.D.


May 17 – "Catholic Perspective on Perinatal Care-Promoting Culture Of Life"

  • Karla Polaschek, M.D.