Our Topic – Divorced Catholic. Now What?
Divorce is hard. And despite the Catholic Church's teaching against divorce, Catholics divorce at the same rate as the rest of society. Especially for Catholics, divorce is a complicated issue that is hard on spouses, children, family and friends – it affects us all. When a Roman Catholic experiences divorce, there is much confusion over just what the annulment process is and what it's significance is, as well as other issues that create uncertainty, such as being able to receive Communion, what the Catholic Church's views on dating are, and certainly the issue of remarriage. But most importantly, Catholic men and women struggle to find support and healing from divorce. Lisa Duffy has suffered through the pain of being a divorced Catholic and knew that after seven years intense struggle, spiritual growth, personal triumphs, and finally remarriage in the Church and the birth of three miracle children, her one desire was to help others who were suffering find hope and healing. She is the co-author of, Divorced. Catholic. Now What? Navigating Your Life After Divorce and joins us to discuss the opportunity for a tremendous healing experience, no matter how long it's been since a divorce and what the family and friends of a divorcee can do to aid the process.