Last updated on: 1/31/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Catholic Medical Association Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“If the emotional and developmental needs of each child are properly met by both family and peers, the development of same-sex attraction is very unlikely.”

2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“By 1932 the dream of a national organization of Catholic physicians came to fruition. With the leadership of Dr. Rendrick the National Federation of Catholic Physicians Guilds (NFCPG) began in New York City as a unification of the existing seven guilds. The objectives of the NFCPG were to foster the Catholic physicians’ faith and relationship with God and His Church, the physicians’ knowledge and practice of moral and ethical medical principles and the solidarity among its members.”

“Our History,” www.cathmed.org (accessed Jan. 31, 2008)

Mission:

“As Catholic Physicians of the United States and Canada, we come together in the Catholic Medical Association in order to grow in the spirit of Christ in our personal and professional lives, to bring His Spirit to all that is touched by our science and art, and to assist the Vicar of Christ, the Bishops, and the whole Christian community with leadership, especially with the particular knowledge, skill, and experience we have as Christian Physicians.”

“Our Mission,” www.cathmed.org (accessed Jan. 31, 2008)

Other:
Non-profit 501(c)(3)
Quoted in:
  1. Can Sexual Orientation Be Successfully Changed?