Pro-Life Open Forum

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Friday, Jun 13, 2014 - 6pm ET

John Brehany, Ph.D., S.T.L. joined the Catholic Medical Association as Executive Director and Ethicist in September 2006.  He is responsible for overseeing operations of the CMA at its headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, providing direction on health care ethics and public policy issues, supporting membership and guild development, serving as spokesman to the media, and coordinating publications, advertising, and ongoing development of the Catholic Medical Association.

Dr. Brehany received a Ph.D. in Health Care Ethics from Saint Louis University in 2003, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. in 1991, and a M.A. in Philosophy from University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas in 1987.  He received his undergraduate education at the University of San Francisco, graduating with majors in philosophy and theology, in 1983.

Before joining the Catholic Medical Association, Dr. Brehany served as Executive Director of Mission Services and Ethics for Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa, where he was responsible for mission integration, ethics consultation and education, pastoral care, and the community benefit ministry program. Prior to that, Dr. Brehany taught courses in systematic and moral theology at Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon, from 1992-1997.  He has lectured at a number of other institutions of higher learning, including Saint Louis University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Briar Cliff University School of Nursing, and the College of Pharmacy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.  Dr. Brehany has done a great deal of public speaking on issues ranging from assisted suicide to stem cell research. 

Dr. Brehany and his wife Marybeth are the proud parents of seven children.

Making The Case For Life
No matter how hard you try, talking with your friends and family about abortion too often winds up at one extreme or the other—either tempers and emotions get out of hand or to keep the peace you agree to disagree and move on to another subject. Neither approach serves the pro-life cause, says Trent Horn. In his new DVD, Making the Case for Life, he shows you how to avoid those extremes, presenting a roadmap for talking about abortion that really gets people engaged on the gravest moral question of our age.