I thank God that many families, far from considering themselves perfect, live in love, fulfill their calling and keep moving forward, even if they fall along the way.
(Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia #57)
Healing Pathways for Families is a bilingual workshop series that we provide that is designed to equip parish leaders, family members and interested parish members with information and tools to accompany families in their struggles. Each session addresses the current spiritual, psychological and sociological findings as it relates to the particular topic.
On the following pages, information can be found regarding the ministries of prior speakers and both national and local resources as they relate to each topic. Resources for the following areas are are currently available.
Our hope is help families find God within their struggles, experience healing and live abundantly.
Resources for Racial Healing & Reconciliation
Catholic Resources & Documents
- Pope Francis’ Condemns Racism in his General Audience (June 3)
- U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Racism, Open Wide Our Hearts (2018)
- U.S. Bishops’ Resources for Combatting Racism (including parish and educational resources)
- Statement from Bishop McElroy, Finding Grace Within Our Republic of Suffering (June 1)
- Catholic Mobilizing Network for resources particular to restorative justice and racial inequity in the criminal justice system
- Joan B. Kroc School Institute for Peace & Justice (University of San Diego)
- Everyone Belongs (Loyola Press) helps children, ages 5-12, reflect on the reality of racism in society.
- America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege & The Bridge to a New America (Brazos Press, 2016) by Jim Wallis. Jim Wallis is a Christian theologian and a leading voice in social justice.
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (The New Press, 2010) by Michelle Alexander. Professor Alexander brought new urgency to the need for criminal justice reform with this work.
- Code Switch is a podcast that explores race & identity from National Public Radio.