World Day of the Sick

Annual World Day of the Sick: February 11, 2023 The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has developed resources to help with the planning and celebration of World Day of the […]

NACC Initial Certification Application Deadline

February 15, 2023, Initial Certification Application Deadline Interviews are held October 2023 (Interview dates for October 7-8 and Oct. 14-15, 2023) Voting on interview team recommendations occurs at the November […]

Depression as a Wilderness Experience: Theological resources for depression in the wake of trauma

In the wake of traumatic events, many survivors experience psychological distress, including conditions like depression. These traumas and their psychological aftermath frequently engender disorientation and difficult questions: What is happening? Why is this happening? And what is one to do amid such pain? Depression sufferers and those who accompany them sometimes turn to faith communities for answers, and though some find solace in the theological and practical responses they receive, many Christians are left searching. Coblentz’s book, Dust in the Blood: A Theology of Life with Depression (Liturgical Press), adds to the Christian theological resources available to depression sufferers and those who accompany them. This lecture will introduce one such resource—an understanding of depression as a wilderness experience—and explore its implications for Christian interpretations of and responses to life with depression. (Art: Gesture of Grace by Jan Richardson)

2023 NACC National Conference

SAVE the DATE for the 2023 NACC National Conference! June 1 – June 3, 2023 at the University of St. Mary of the Lake Conference Center in Mundelein, Illinois. More […]