I had the privilege hosting Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, Ga., in February of 2010 at the first Journey of Hope conference for separated and divorced Catholics. The Archbishop was one of our special guests at the conference and celebrated mass for us on Sunday. He gave an incredible sermon that moved everyone there, even the hotel staff.
Archbishop Gregory related his own experience of being a child of divorce and how he observed how his parents managed their lives after they went their separate ways. From those observations, he shared with us that one of the most important things a divorced person needs to do to move past their divorce and into a new phase of life is to let go of the emotional baggage.