15 02, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccines: Questions & Answers for Catholics

2022-02-15T18:08:01-05:00February 15, 2022|COVID Resources, Integration Of Faith And Health|

For the 20th straight year, nurses lead Gallup's annual ranking of professions for having high honesty and ethics.  We see this often in conversations with our family and friends concerning Covid-19 vaccines.  They have questions and trust us to help form their conscience and dig through the research to come up with a strong Catholic answer. We are proud to share our latest publication to help with these conversations.  Through a collaborative effort of the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) and the National Association of Catholic Nurses, USA (NACN-USA), comes [...]

2 02, 2022

Alabama Event for Catholic Nurses

2022-02-03T09:33:38-05:00February 2, 2022|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Spiritual Nourishment|

Catholic Nurses in the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama invite you to: Holy Sacrifice of the Mass For the intention of the victims of the pandemic and a worldwide return to health. With the patroness for our time, Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, RN 11 February 2022 | 6 p.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church 2300 Beasley Avenue Huntsville, AL 35816 Questions?  Contact Diana Ruzicka  BhamCatholicNurses@gmail.com Read the event flyer  

2 02, 2022

World Day of the Sick – February 11 – Pope’s Message

2022-02-02T19:57:35-05:00February 2, 2022|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

The Vatican has released Pope Francis' message for the 30th World Day of the Sick, February 11, 2022.  Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the Thirtieth World Day of the Sick “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Lk 6:36) Dear brothers and sisters, Thirty years ago, Saint John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick to encourage the people of God, Catholic health institutions and civil society to be increasingly attentive to the sick and to those who care for them.[1] We are grateful to the [...]

26 01, 2022

Catholic Nurses File Comments with HHS

2022-01-26T14:11:40-05:00January 26, 2022|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

Filed today, January 26, 2022, with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health & Human Services Subj: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023, File Code CMS-9911-P, RIN 0938-AU65 Dear Sir or Madam: On behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Christian Legal Society, National Association of Evangelicals, National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A., The National Catholic Bioethics Center, and Thomas More Society, we respectfully submit the following comments on the proposed rule, published in 87 Fed. [...]

13 01, 2022

Pro-Life Message

2022-01-13T12:15:45-05:00January 13, 2022|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health|

Hello Dear Nurses, I have something personal to share with you today.  Bear with me.  As all of life, this does relate to nursing, particularly Catholic nursing. January 22nd is quite a special day to me.  I got married to my Dear Husband January 22, 1972.  At the time, I had two more semesters of college left toward my Bachelor’s in Nursing.  On our first wedding anniversary, after recently celebrating my college graduation, Roe v. Wade was set in place by the Supreme Court (some of the members had forgotten [...]

11 11, 2021

Opportunities Abroad

2021-12-29T12:42:20-05:00November 11, 2021|Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy, Resources, Spiritual Nourishment|

Disclaimer:  Though these opportunities are extended to NACN-USA members — Please note that these are independent trips and are not sponsored by NACN-USA. Volunteers represent themselves and are not representing NACN-USA. Short Term Opportunities In Lourdes, European "Hospitalities" help travelers from their countries make pilgrimage to Lourdes.Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers (often referred to as Lourdes Volunteers) is the Hospitality in the Americas recognized by the Sanctuary at Lourdes. A non-profit charitable organization and a Public Association of the Christian Faithful (status under the [...]

7 11, 2021

November is for Saints

2022-06-10T16:49:16-04:00November 7, 2021|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Spiritual Nourishment|

"We believe in the communion of all the faithful of Christ, those who are pilgrims on earth, the dead who are attaining their purification, and the blessed in heaven, all together forming one Church; and we believe that in this communion the merciful love of God and His saints is ever listening to our prayers, as Jesus told us: Ask and you will receive.(40) Thus it is with faith and in hope that we look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come." [...]

7 11, 2021

Covid Vaccine Taskforce

2021-11-18T12:20:43-05:00November 7, 2021|COVID Resources, Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health|

The National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A. (NACN-USA) Taskforce met to assist Catholic nurses in formulating their conscience and religious exemption application against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Our taskforce developed the following to assist nurses in their thought processes and examination of their personal conscience and religious beliefs: Table of Contents 1.  Catholic Magisterium Teaching with notes on conscience, Dignity of Life, Fetal Cells, Right to Life, Aborted Human Foetuses, Mandating Vaccines and Moral Conscience of Human Beings. 3 2.  Points to Consider – “Right of Conscience” and “Free [...]

22 10, 2021

Launch of Nurse to Nurse Mentor Program

2021-10-22T14:43:30-04:00October 22, 2021|Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Spiritual Nourishment|

Currently accepting applications for the Nurse to Nurse Mentor program. As you know, Nursing is a wonderful profession that requires every virtue and blessing to manage the long hours and difficult work.  NACN-USA recognizes this and wants to be supportive in your career and life with a new experience through our Nurse to Nurse Mentor Program. The Nurse to Nurse Mentor Program is an ongoing opportunity where you'll get to walk with another Nurse. It will help you discover and deepen your relationship with God and discuss how faith and [...]

15 09, 2021

Painting of Blessed Hanna in the Woods

2021-09-15T22:42:38-04:00September 15, 2021|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Spiritual Nourishment|

A painting by Barbara A. Brown, a parishioner of Saint Joseph Catholic Parish in Wapakoneta, Ohio, depicts Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, RN pushing a person in a wheelchair down a wooded path toward a cross tipped church. In her biography of Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, RN, A Nurse of Mercy, Gosia Brykczynska describes Hanna's drive and desire to develop Parish Nursing.  Her passion is recounted in bringing the hope and healing of Christ to the chronically sick and housebound amidst the prying Communist authorities in post World War II, Polish People's Republic.  [...]

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