with the Divorced &
& Sunday, July 22
- 23, 2017
The ministry is
dedicated to develop and expand a peer ministry within the
Catholic community that offers encouragement, support and
education to all who experience separation and divorce.
will open in February 2017 through: www.nacflm.org/conference
Bridges Conference Speakers
Bridges Conference Schedule
Cost is $80
before June 5; $100 after June 5, 2017
Please help us to continue and expand our
Divorce Ministry needs Representatives to help spread our 39 year
old ministry to bring support within our Church to those suffering
the grief of the end of a marriage.
If not yourself, do you know of someone who has
survived divorce, is an active Catholic, and wants to support others
beginning the painful process of separation and divorce? Don’t
be awed by the title "Regional Representative!" A rep can
start slowly—ideally working within one diocese to get support
groups opened. CDM can grow faster if only we can find blessed
volunteers willing to serve. If you cannot serve as Regional
Representative, are you willing to participate on the regional-level
board? Please contact
And we really need donations to keep this ministry alive!
We're listed in the Official
Divorce Ministry is once again listed in the Official
Catholic Directory (p. 473) published by P.J. Kenedy &
Sons. When our Central Office relocated in 2004, an
administrative oversight resulted in our listing being
omitted. But through proper stewardship of resources we have
returned to the pages of this vital publication. Learn
more about the Official
Use the links at left to navigate through
our site. Check out these highlights:
Awareness for Separated and Divorced
Things you've wanted to know, and
things you should know — about separation, divorce, annulment,
children, and family… more.
Regional Happenings and Resources
Selected regional events —
conferences, workshops, retreats, etc. — are posted at right. Click
the menu link for the complete list of events. This section also
includes information on resources available in your region —
Diocesan contacts, support groups, and other support services can be
Meet Our Bishop's Liaison:
The Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, JCD, DD
Bishop of the Diocese of Orange is CDM's
Bishop Kevin W.
Vann is the Episcopal Liaison, also known as Episcopal Moderator,
between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and
CDM. In this capacity he represents the conference on CDM's
board and will help the two organizations to collaborate on matters
of concern. In his May 2010 acceptance letter to CDM he wrote
“I am very happy to accept the role of Episcopal Moderator for
Catholic Divorce Ministry. This is a good fit, given my
background in Parish and Tribunal ministry and now my position on
the USCCB Laity, Family Life, Youth Ministry and Marriage
Subcommittee. Rick McCord of the USCCB staff was very happy to
hear this and I will be informing Cardinal George of this matter as
well. I look forward to working with you and hope I can be of
assistance to you.”
Bishop Vann is a gift
of God to Catholic Divorce Ministry and we humbly thank him for his
generous service to this ministry. Read Bishop Vann's full biography.
Our Name and Logo!
Catholic Divorce Ministry —
The Ministry of the North American Conference of
Separated and Divorced Catholics
The NACSDC Board of Directors has approved the
adoption of our new name and logo. Our newsletter has already made
the transition — Watch for our website to continue the transition
over the coming months.
Divorce Ministry in the Media
Executive Director Gregory Mills was interviewed by the National
Catholic Register for an article posted on their website.
National Catholic Register is a print and online newspaper
service of EWTN.
Read the full article, Emerging
Catholic Ministries Reach Out to the Divorced.
also appeared on Relevant
Radio's The Drew Mariani Show.
Relevant Radio is a not-for-profit radio network serving the
Catholic Church with 36 stations reaching 18 states. Listen
to the show —
Gregory's 12-minute discussion with Drew begins at the 3:10