Family Ties That BindCatholic Divorce Ministry

2016 National Conference


Friday, October 28, 2016

CDM 2016 National ConferenceOur venue is the breathtakingly beautiful

Christ Cathedral
Garden Grove (Orange County),
California


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Need a reason to attend?

Divorce and remarriage are the most noted reasons people leave the Catholic Church and it is in the best interest of every parish to find the lifeline to make sure these members of our family are supported.


This Conference targets the ministries, leadership and pastors.  The ministries that touch the children, RCIA and all aspects of family life will benefit from the motivation, education and materials provided so more support is initiated for the divorced and separated.     More…..

                 


There is a discount for those registering for the conference before August 15th.

There is a hotel discount for those who make a reservation before September 27th.


Details will be posted here as soon as they are available.
Check back often!


Catholic Divorce Ministry in the Media

NCR logoCDM 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.

Gregory 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 mark.

Help Wanted!
Please help us to continue and expand our mission.

Help Wanted signCatholic 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!

We're listed in the Official Catholic Directory

Official Catholic DirectoryCatholic 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 Catholic Directory.

Site Highlights
Use the links at left to navigate through our site. Check out these highlights:

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.


 
Meet Our Bishop's Liaison:
The Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, JCD, DD
Bishop of the Diocese of Orange is CDM's Episcopal Liaison.

The Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, JCD, DDBishop 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!
CDM 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.