Catholic Connection – March 24, 2014 – Hour 1

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  • Segment Guests:
    • Robert Muise
      Attorney , American Freedom Law Center

      Robert J. Muise, a former Marine infantry officer, is an expert in constitutional law. Since 2000, his law practice has been dedicated to defending religious liberties, the freedom of speech, and the right to life in state and federal trial and appellate courts all across the country. More recently, Mr. Muise has been involved in numerous cases defending American freedoms against the growing threat of sharia.

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+  Catholic Medical Ethics: Should medical students have to check their faith at the door?

  • Description: "How does a Catholic handle the complex moral issues that can arise in a healthcare setting? Can a faithful Catholic prescribe contraceptives or participate in an abortion or sterilization? Dr. Martin Leever, PhD, will discuss these and other issues on April 7th at 4:30pm at O'Dowd Hall on the Oakland Univ. campus - 2200 N. Squirrel Rd Rochester, MI 48309."
  • Segment Guests:
    • John Damiani
      President , Detroit Catholic Medical Association

      John Damiani, D.O. is an associate of the Michigan Institute of Urology, P.C. He has practiced in the Metropolitan Detroit area since 1998. Dr. Damiani is certified by the Osteopathic Board of Surgery-Urology. Dr. Damiani specializes in all areas of Adult Urology, including Female Incontinence, Laser Surgery, and Kidney Stones. Dr. Damiani received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Aquinas College in California in 1984. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Damiani completed his Urology Internship at Detroit Osteopathic / Bi-County Hospitals in 1989 and his Urology Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1994.

      • Dr. Martin Leever
        Professor , University of Detroit Mercy

        Leever teaches ethical theory, professional ethics and the history of philosophy. His research and publications focus on ethical issues in the professions and also on the history of philosophy, especially eighteenth-century Scottish moral philosophy. He also serves as an ethics consultant to social service and health care organizations. Leever holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Marquette University and a Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago. He joined the University in 2000. Leever received the Faculty Achievement Award in 2006.

    +  Catholic Medical Ethics: Should medical students have to check their faith at the door?

    • Description: John Damiani & Martin Leever continued

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