"We can't avoid reasoning; we can only avoid doing it well."

Peter Kreeft

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.