Outreach for Separated and Divorced Catholics

Who We Are

Catholic Divorce Ministry is the ministry of the North American Conference of Separated and Divorced Catholics, Inc., working since 1974 to create a network of support for families experiencing separation and divorce.  CDM speaks to the Church with the united, collective voice of separated and divorced Catholics.  Through our Central Office, conferences, member groups, ministry leadership training, resources, and liaisons with church and civic organizations, CDM has substantially improved the entire family’s experience of divorce by addressing the religious, emotional, financial, and parenting issues relative to separation, divorce, and remarriage.  Because we’re also a U.S. IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations and membership dues may be tax deductible.

Separated and Divorced Programs

Divorce Catholic Ministry (English)

Resources of programs and books for divorced Catholics to help get your life back on track after divorce and move forward in your faith with hope and confidence.

Daily Inspirations

Written by Vince Frese, author, speaker, blogger, and creator of the Recovering from Divorce program, the Inspirations address challenges and situations that are common to divorce and provide insights and encouragement for dealing with them from the Catholic perspective. Many of them are drawn from Vince’s own personal life experience being divorced and Catholic.

Divorce and Beyond

​When a marriage ends it is more than a separation of two people. It is a death of an important part of their lives. Divorce and Beyond, the popular program for adults who have gone through a recent divorce, offers readers the support and guidance they need to help them through the divorcing process.


Divorced. Catholic. Now what? – This book is written to address the core challenges every Catholic experiences with divorce from the perspective of their Catholic faith. Living the Catholic faith is the key to recovering from divorce.

Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends – ​Rebuilding features Fisher’s “divorce process rebuilding blocks,” a proven nineteen-step process for putting one’s life back together after divorce. The “rebuilding” model makes the process healthier and less traumatic for those who are divorcing or divorced—and their children.

Prayer for Catholic Experiencing Divorce – Prayers for Catholics Experiencing Divorce are forty-four prayers to help Catholics experiencing divorce heal the hurt as they rediscover themselves and their self-worth.

When Parents Divorce or Separate – ​Divorce and separation are painful experiences, particularly for children. Children may not fully understand what is happening between their parents. They may think that they are at fault or feel like they are caught in the middle. As the divorce or separation unfolds and major changes in family structure and dynamics start to take place, children may become overwhelmed by their reactions.

Making Your Way After Your Parents’ Divorce – This book takes an honest look at the effects that divorce can have in the life of a teenager or young adult, and the ways that they can move toward healing and forgiveness after their parents’ divorce. Although aimed at teenagers and young adults, this book is a valuable resource for counselors, ministers, religious educators, social workers, and divorced parents themselves. Ideal for both individual and group use.