Semper Idem

The Quarterly Publication of the CMA's Committee for the New Evangelization

Issue 5: Holiness

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What is Semper Idem?

Semper Idem is the name of the quarterly publication which the CMA's Committee for the New Evangelization produces. It's aim is to provide information on bioethics and healthcare and to document and advertise our events. By doing so, we hope it will help young Catholics in healthcare to be strengthened in the Faith. Here you will find the current issue and back issues.

Why Semper Idem?

Semper Idem takes it's name from the motto of Cardinal Ottaviani (b. 1890, d. 1979). The latin phrase means in English 'always the same'. We chose this as the name of the publication to emphasise the timelessness of the Catholic Faith and the Church's teachings. What was true yesterday, is just as true today. The Faith remains the same. There is nothing new under the sun! This is especially the case in our time, during which the Church's teachings on bioethical issues are particularly unpopular. Semper Idem focuses a great deal on the bioethical issues of our time to help young Catholics build a culture of life. 

"What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful."

Summorum Pontificum - Pope Benedict XVI