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

2018

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"

  • Vicky 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

 

2017

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  -  WHITE MASS with subsequent  lecture: "Bringing a Culture of Life to the Practice of Medicine"

  • Kathleen Raviele, MD           

 

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

  • Prof. Jozef Glasa, MD, PhD, PhD  &  Asst. Prof. Helena Glasova, MD, PhD

 

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

  • Fr. 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, MD

 

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.

 

 

2016

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, MSN, RN

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

2015

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

  • DREGER, Sister Mary Diana 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.

 

 

2014

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.