The CatholicMatch staff is excited to announce the launch of a new section of the website designed for and dedicated to our many divorced members, “Hope & Healing For Divorced Catholics.” Check it out here.
You’ll find lots of great material here updated daily, including answers to all those pressing or puzzling questions on divorce (dealing with former in-laws, online dating, obtaining an annulment, sex), videos, polls, blog posts, input from priests and Daily Reflections intended to give you a jolt of inspiration as you go about your day. We believe “Hope & Healing For Divorced Catholics” will be a great service to the nation’s 6.6 million divorced Catholics.
Lisa Duffy will manage the divorced portal, and I can’t think of anyone better qualified or suited to do so. Lisa is passionate about her Catholic faith and for many years she has dedicated herself to the full-time ministry of helping fellow Catholics cope and heal after the pain of divorce — a process she experienced firsthand. You’re in good hands with Lisa: She’s smart and sensitive and wired to serve. If you’re struggling to deal with divorce, Lisa genuinely wants to help you!
She knows how to break it down to clear-cut, applicable steps. I love her practical advice on how to rebuild your life after divorce. She understand what it’s like to wake up one Saturday morning and feel “sick and tired of being sick and tired,” as she put it.
You may email any divorce-related question you may have to Lisa by using:
She’ll be eager to respond and, with your permission (and, if you’d like, the withholding of your name) she’ll publish it on the portal for the benefit of other divorced Catholics.
And for the many CatholicMatch members who have not been divorced, you may want to tune in too. Lisa remarried and has enjoyed a happy, holy marriage that she regularly reflects on. For anyone hoping to enter into this challenging, grace-filled sacrament, she’s got a lot of wisdom to share. I really appreciate her advice on marriage readiness, and I think you will too.
“Helping people find love was always part of God’s plan for me,” she says.
With that said, I’ll hand it over to Lisa, who created a special welcome video for you.