Among Women 161: Catholic Pediatricians Make a Difference

May 23, 2013

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Gianna Molla

“Among Women” Guest: Kathleen Berchelmann, MD

This week we review the life of St Gianna Molla, a 20th century saint who was a wife, mother, and pediatrician who died following complications related to the birth of her fourth child.

In our Among Women conversation segment, we meet Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, a St Louis wife, mother, and pediatrician and founder of Dr Berchelman, not only shares why families benefit from having Catholic pediatricians, but she also tackles the tough moral questions on medical issues for pre-teen and teen girls. Specially, our conversation covers the Gardisil vaccine, oral contraception for teens with problematic menstrual cycles, and other concerns regarding their development.

Links for this episode:

A few recent interviews with Pat Gohn about her book Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious:

Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor 

EWTN’s “At Home with Jim and Joy” – look for the show dated May 20, 2013.

Register Radio – from the news and articles on National Catholic Register

Catholic Weekend on SQPN

Audio Book Blog Tour for Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious – Ten 10-minute podcasts with book excerpts read by Pat Gohn

St Gianna Molla Society – comprehensive information about this fascinating saint

Kathleen Berchelmann MD’s articles on

Catholic Pediatrics on Facebook, administered by Kathleen Berchelmann, MD

Catholic Pediatrics website, founded by Kathleen Berchelmann, MD, where you’ll also find a directory of Catholic pediatricians

Text4RealSex – Theology of the Body phone app designed for teens and others that offers a weekly theology of the body message.

Other shows of related interest:

Aw 11: An earlier podcast with a biography of St Gianna Molla


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Pat Gohn on Twitter, @PatGohn

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3 comments on “Among Women 161: Catholic Pediatricians Make a Difference

  1. TracyE says:

    Positively perfectly timed for our girls and our family. The statistics are frightening, the the “obligations” of physicians despite moral beliefs is mind-blowing and the direction our government is forcing our society in is beyond scary. Thank you for the useful information, it definitely gave me a lot to chew on.

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