Divorced or separated Catholics

Separated Catholics or divorced Catholics, or those in irregular unions, are encouraged to remain active in the life of their local parish. (The degree of sacramental participation may vary in each case, so please seek guidance from a priest.) You are most welcome, and we are here to help you on your journey to healing. Besides your local parish, these independently-run resources are available:
  • Retrouvaille: For married couples struggling with challenges in their relationship, not communicating well, or considering separation or divorce. This confidential program endorsed by the Diocese of Charlotte has helped tens of thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. Find more information at www.helpourmarriage.org. Call 800-470-2230 or email .
  • Separated & Divorced Healing Ministry: Carolyn Klika, founder of Abounding Joy Life Coaching, an independent resource available in the Charlotte area. Learn more at www.aboundingjoyministry.com or call 608-547-9484.
  • Divorced Catholic: An independent website that offers programs, books and workshops (fees apply).
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