This morning I had to make a long round trip drive out of town, and I wanted to listen to something edifying to pass the time. What I ultimately decided on was the audio-only podcast edition of Episode 38 of Rules for Retrogrades: “Divorce – the Ultimate Attack on the Family with Leila Miller.”
For those unfamiliar with Leila, she is the mother of 8 children, a Catholic blogger, and the author of four books, including Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak.
(The book is also available for free in PDF format right here.)
This was a powerhouse episode touching on the tremendous damage divorce does to spouses and children and how so many Catholics – including members of the clergy – are looking at it the wrong way. I’m not even going to attempt to summarize it, because I think this is one everyone should watch or listen to for themselves:
In a followup on Twitter, Leila also recommended this video by Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen on the topic of marriage problems. I’ve not finished listening to it yet myself, but I include it here for your consideration:
I strongly recommend anyone who is struggling in their marriage, knows someone else who is, or is merely concerned about the state of marriage in the Church check out these resources.
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have seven children.