The September-October issue of Catholic Herald, the magazine of the Diocese of Sacramento, has been published. The theme for the feature stories in this issue is "surviving divorce." The digital edition of the magazine is available on this website or at http://www.faithdigital.org/Sacramento/CH0917/
Corinne Lalanne, a longtime member of Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Rocklin, is featured in the cover story. Since 2009, she has led the DivorceCare ministry, which helps separated and divorced Catholics find strength and courage for their hurts, discover hope for the future and experience God's healing. "I feel God uses me in this ministry to impact other people's lives and to help other divorced Catholics find inner peace," Corinne says. Going through her own divorce and ministering to fellow Catholics has deepened her own faith, she says.
Other stories include a feature on Pat Cummings and Teresa Greenman, co-facilitators of the Surviving Divorce ministry at Holy Trinity Parish in El Dorado Hills; a feature on how parish advocates of the Diocese of Sacramento's Tribunal assist and accompany people seeking an annulment; a question-and-answer interview with Judge Samuel McAdam of Yolo County about how a family law judge makes child custody decisions in a divorce and how the children's best interest is of critical importance; and a feature on Paula Segno, Project Rachel coordinator for the diocese, who coordinates the local church's ministry for post-abortion healing and response.
Bishop Jaime Soto is publisher of Catholic Herald magazine, which is published six times each year and includes moving faith stories and high-quality photography about Catholics in the diocese, as well as news and events of the local church. Individual faith stories are the cornerstone of the magazine and columns also explore the Catholic faith and education about church teachings. To donate $15 per year to receive Catholic Herald, call 916-733-0266. To view the archives of Catholic Herald magazine, visit http://www.catholicheraldsacramento.org.