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Our Lady of Hope Clinic in Middleton, Wisconsin. (Images courtesy of the author)

By Karen Mahoney, Catholic World Report, May 20, 2024

Karen Mahoney is an award-winning Catholic contributing writer and author, as well as a wife, a mother to five, and a grandmother to 15 children. She has written for a variety of Catholic and secular media over the past 30 years.


The clinic in Middleton, Wisconsin, was founded by Dr. Michael Kloess in 2009, and is dedicated to being thoroughly Catholic in focus and practice.

As a young physician, Dr. Michael Kloess pushed aside his Catholic Faith, amalgamating it into the culture of medical professionals. But, although he enjoyed his practice, something kept tugging at his heart; he loved medicine and had a genuine heart for patients but wanted to practice in line with Catholic teaching.

After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Medical Degree from Southern Illinois University, he completed his residency through the Siouxland Medical Education Foundation in Sioux City Iowa. He took a position at Wisconsin Richland Center before working at the renowned Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin. Dr. Kloess is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Catholic Medical Association. His medical interests include natural family planning, women’s healthcare, wilderness medicine, and medical ethics. …

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