Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Canadian Physicians Pro-Life Conference with Special Concert with Eric Genuis - All Welcome!


This weekend, Catholic physicians and healthcare professionals across Canada will convene in Ottawa for the 8th Annual National Conference of the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies (CFCPS).
For the first time ever, two affiiliated events will be made accessible to the general public which highlight the theme of this year’s conference, "In Harmony with Human Dignity - Moral Dimensions in the Practice of Medicine”:
The conference will open on June 3, 2016 with a “Concert of Hope” featuring Catholic composer and pianist Eric Genuis and his ensemble of violin, cello, and voice, showcasing Genuis’s original musical compositions.  Through sharing his personal life experiences that inspire his music and work, Genuis brings a message of hope that affirms the inherent dignity of each human being.  This will be a unique opportunity for the Ottawa community to meet Genuis whom the actor, Jim Caviezel, from the film the Passion of the Christ, described as “Not only a world class pianist and composer, but an artist whose music translates beyond its genre to lift the audience to belief and hope in the power of the human spirit. –Jim Caviezel, actor (Passion of the Christ, The Count of Monte Cristo).  Concert begins at 19:30 (doors open at18:45).  Ticket’s $10 at the door.   St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick’s Street.  
On June 4, 2016, well-known author, speaker, and professor of philosophy, Dr. Peter Kreeft, has been invited to give two public lectures the first titled "Two Philosophies of Human Dignity in Western Culture” and the second, “Grappling with the Meaning of Suffering Amidst Calls for Euthanasia”.  Both talks will be held at the Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital, 43 Bruyère Street, starting at 14:30.  Tickets are $10/session, available at the door.
Since its inception in 2009, the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies has hosted an Annual National forum in cities across Canada to provide education relating to bioethics in accordance with the Catholic Faith, and opportunities for fellowship with other healthcare professionals.  For more information please visit the CFCPS website:  http://canadiancatholicphysicians.com/

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