“I have to tell you that I have gotten some feedback that the name of your ministry is making some people uncomfortable,” my spiritual director advised me. When I probed further, I was told that promoting a ministry with the name “Divorced Catholic” was interpreted as promoting divorce, and, further, my zeal for helping divorced Catholics came across by some as my celebrating divorce. I was saddened, but not surprised.
When you read in the Gospels about the many that were healed, there is a common theme: joy. Everyone that is healed is overjoyed and often go about sharing their joy far and wide. They can’t contain themselves, because they were healed — not because they were sick. The same is true for any Catholic whose broken heart was healed and shattered life restored by their personal encounter with Christ. They are not celebrating the divorce, quite the contrary. They are celebrating being healed. And so should you!
And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice. – Luke 17:15
Originally posted 2016-05-11 11:46:32.