What Does SGMG Do for its Members?

Saint Gianna Molla Guild of Northeast Wisconsin (SGMGNEW) works at a local level to provide services that benefit the entire Catholic healthcare community and the culture around us. Please review this top-level statement of benefits and then scroll down for additional detail.

Local Advocacy

We are a local advocate for the views of Catholic physicians and healthcare professionals. The SGMGNEW 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 SGMGNEW serves as a beacon of light for Catholics in health care in our current culture of darkness.

Local Support Communities

The SGMGNEW builds 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 SGMGNEW 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 SGMGNEW 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.

Valuable content, newsletters, bulletins, and alerts

The SGMGNEW 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.

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.

For more information on National Catholic Medical Association and to find a Guild in your area, visit cathmed.org.


  • As physicians seek to practice medicine informed by their Catholic faith and within an ethos that respects human life from conception to natural death, it is critically important to have the support of like-minded colleagues to encourage one another as witnesses in a culture so in need of healing and wholeness. The St. Gianna Molla Medical Guild  provides venues and collegiality that inspires all those in the profession of healing to aspire to allow Christ, as the true healer, to reign within the noble art and science of medicine.

    - Michelle Lopez MD, Family Medicine, Neenah
  • In a secular world, practicing medicine presents challenging affairs on a daily basis. It is so helpful to have a forum for faithful Catholic physicians to share and grow, discussing ethical challenges from a Catholic perspective.

    - Matt Bettag MD, Otolaryngology, Appleton

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