Why Join?

Members can join at the national and/or local level. National membership includes many additional benefits (see below), but joining at the local level is more affordable.



National advocacy

We are a national advocate for the views of Catholic physicians and healthcare professionals. The CMA provides a voice for Catholic medical and ethical principles in society and in the media, and addresses issues at federal and state government levels that are vital to Catholic health care.

Defense of conscience

We defend your right to follow your conscience and Catholic teachings so you can protect your integrity and help build a culture of life. The CMA serves as a beacon of light for Catholics in health care in our current culture of darkness.

National and local support communities

The CMA builds national and local communities (guilds) of physicians and healthcare professionals who want to learn about and live their Catholic faith. We provide the best in continuing medical education at our annual conferences.

Defense of the Catholic faith

We defend the Catholic faith and those who stand up for Catholic teaching on vital healthcare issues. The CMA supports the Pope and bishops in the United States. We help make the Church stronger and more successful in witnessing to Christ in the complex world of modern medicine

Spiritual and moral formation and support

The CMA provides spiritual and moral support for Catholic physicians and healthcare professionals, both through the national office, in the local guilds, at annual conferences, and through the mutual support among members.

Subscription to the Linacre Quarterly*

Receive the Linacre Quarterly in print and online! Continuously published since 1934, the Linacre Quarterly (the CMA’s official journal) provides a forum in which faith and reason can be brought to bear on analyzing and resolving ethical issues in health care, with a particular focus on issues in clinical practice and research.

* Benefit applicable to CMA members who join at the national level

Valuable content, newsletters, bulletins, and alerts

The CMA publishes a steady stream of blog posts and press releases responding to current events wherein Church teaching and ethical principles intersect with medicine, technology, and public policy on healthcare financing and delivery. We also provide newsletters, email updates, and action alerts on political issues and service opportunities

Personal/professional enrichment through service opportunities

We provide members with opportunities to participate in various programs providing a high level of personal and professional enrichment—and benefitting the medical community and the culture in which we live.

Member discounts to the annual conference*

Membership discounts at CMA’s annual conference, which provide educational and networking opportunities, and opportunities to earn continuing medical education units.

* Benefit applicable to CMA members who join at the national level


Ask Yourself Two Important Questions

We invite you to consider membership in the CMA by asking yourself two questions:

  1. Am I being called to grow in my Catholic faith and witness to Christ in my profession?
  2. Will the Catholic Medical Association help me to accomplish this?

If you think the answer to these questions might be “yes”, become a member of the CMA today to begin the experience.


 * Benefits applicable to CMA members who join at the national level