Welcome to the New and Updated Catholic Divorce Ministry (CDM) Website
With Spring in the air and sunny warm weather gradually following, we hear the sounds of baseball, birds chirping, frogs croaking, tractors preparing the land for gardens, and children having fun playing outside. What a prelude to Holy Week and Easter just around the corner bringing to us the promise of Christ's Resurrection and the guarantee that Jesus has our back.
Please consider attending the CDM conference July 22-23, 2017 at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Travel to and around Washington, DC is easy and an early bird registration discount is available until June 5. Your CDM Board looks forward to meeting you at this Conference. Thank you for visiting the CDM website; we are here to help you and we need your input.
CDM Board President and
Central Office Manager
SAVE THE DATE
Building Bridges with the Divorced &Separated
“Strengthening Family Ties”
Saturday & Sunday, July 22 - 23, 2017
Catholic University of America
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.
Registration will open in February 2017 through:
Cost is $80 before June 5; $100 after June 5, 2017
Catholic 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 Central Office. And we really need donations to keep this ministry alive!
Awareness for Separated and Divorced Catholics
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 found here.
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.