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Made for Love Ep 39: Digital Technology and Family Life

Posted May. 31, 2019 by DOM No comments yet

Pope Francis has spoken on numerous occasions, such as the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in 2018, about the impact of technology on family life, and the importance of a family’s “unplugging” in order to be together. Today we’ll talk about how families balance technology, especially social media, and their time together. This episode features Bishop Konderla of the Diocese of Tulsa, Dr. Timothy O’Malley of the University of Notre Dame, Mary Warren of CUA, and Tommy Tighe.

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Equality Act update

Posted May. 20, 2019 by DOM No comments yet

The USCCB continues to oppose the Equality Act in Congress. The House passed the act on May 17, 2019.

Five Bishop Chairmen spoke out against it on behalf of their committees:

  • Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Committee on Pro-Life Activities
  • Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development
  • Bishop Michael C. Barber, Committee on Catholic Education
  • Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Committee for Religious Liberty
  • Bishop James D. Conley, Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage 

“Our faith calls us to uphold every individual’s dignity and rights against unjust discrimination – including in employment, housing, and services – regardless of characteristics or background. Rather than offering meaningful protections for individuals, the Equality Act would impose sweeping new norms that negatively impact the unborn, health care, charitable services, schools, personal privacy, athletics, free speech, religious liberties, and parental rights. The Act’s unsound definitions of ‘sex’ and ’gender identity’ would erase women’s distinct, hard-won recognition in federal laws. Its sex-based nondiscrimination terms would end women’s shelters and many single-sex schools. It would close faith-based foster care and adoption agencies that honor children’s rights to a mother and father. The bill would even act as an abortion mandate. We must pursue justice and equality for anyone denied it; but this is a regrettable approach. We are gravely disappointed with the Act’s passage in the U.S. House.”

Contact your representatives today!



Made for Love Ep 38: Adult Children of Divorce, Part Two

Posted May. 10, 2019 by DOM No comments yet

When your parents get divorced, it’s not a one-time event. It remains with you for life. Today we continue the conversation with three adult children of divorced parents about the road to healing and how they seek to build up their own families. This episode features Dan Meola, Beth Sri, and LeeAnne Abel.

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Made for Love Ep 37: Adult Children of Divorce, Part One

Posted May. 1, 2019 by DOM No comments yet

The divorce of your mother and father affects you as a child, but not only as a child… Today we introduce you two three adult children of divorce who share their stories and experiences. This episode features Dan Meola, Beth Sri, and LeeAnne Abel. Some of their stories appear in the book Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak by Leila Miller.

Dan Meola’s website for the Recovering Origins retreat will go live on May 4, 2019: Life-Giving Wounds

Here’s Beth’s written piece that I mention on the podcast: God heals a Child of Divorce

And this is a book that Dan Meola references: Between Two Worlds

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