Doctors establish Denver affiliate of Catholic Medical Association


On Saturday afternoon during the Archdiocese of Denver’s first annual White Mass for physicians and other health care providers, Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput will formally announce the establishment of the Denver guild of the national Catholic Medical Association.

“There are many issues that confront Catholic physicians and other health care providers such as abortion, sterilization, embryonic stem cell research and attacks on conscience rights, that can make it difficult to hold on to Catholic beliefs,” said Robert Domaleski, M.D., president of the new Denver CMA guild.

“Being part of a national association allows our voices to be heard in many different venues of local and national government on matters that impact the way we deliver care to our patients on a day-to-day basis.”

Bishop James D. Conley, auxiliary bishop of Denver, will concelebrate the Mass and Father Steven Voss, chaplain of the Denver guild, will deliver the homily.

Board members for the new guild are: Robert Domaleski, M.D., president; Andy Burroughs, M.D., vice president; Ted Anselmi, M.D., secretary; and Alan Rastrelli, M.D., treasurer. Dr. Rastrelli was elected one of Denver ’s “Top Doctors” in the October issue of 5280 magazine.

The new guild’s web site is at

The Catholic Medical Association has been in existence for nearly 100 years and has the support of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.