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Converging Roads is a formation program for health care professionals, clergy, educators, and catechists that integrates bioethics, health care, and Catholic teaching.

Converging Roads has already impacted hundreds of doctors, nurses, catechists, and clergy through seven conferences offered between 2009-2013 and is now an initiative of The Foundation.

Converging Roads was founded in 2009 with the aim of expanding the pastoral initiatives of Most Rev. José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles.

The specific program objectives for Converging Roads are the following:

Provide a strong foundation in philosophical ethics, bioethics, and moral theology

Provide a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the biomedical issues that are relevant in today’s society and how technological and medical advances present unique and oftentimes complex ethical challenges

Equip medical professionals to dialogue with the culture and their professional setting from a bioethical standpoint, recognizing the intrinsic dignity of the human person

Equip clergy and other ministers to assist and educate the laity in making  moral health care decisions by informing their conscience with sound ethical principles and Magisterial teaching

Provide an opportunity for Archdiocesan catechetical credit

Most Reverend José H. Gomez
It is my hope that health care professionals, catechists, educators and clergy attending the Converging Roads conference will be better prepared to promote with confidence and compassion a culture of life.
— Most Reverend José H. Gomez, S.T.D., Archbishop of Los Angeles

Conference Topics

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Introduction to Bioethics

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End of Life Issues

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Sex, Fertility, and Marriage

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Dignity and Disability

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Beginning of Life Issues

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Fundamental Health Care Ethics

As the Converging Roads conferences continue to form healthcare professionals in their work toward medical care that is truly healing, my prayer is that we may all come to understand more deeply the fundamental importance of the dignity of every human person.
— Most Reverend Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S.,

Would you like us to collaborate with you to organize a Converging Roads conference in your city?

Are you a healthcare professional or have an interest in organizing a Converging Roads conference. Our association can collaborate with you to find a venue, enlist speakers and set a schedule for a conference in you city.