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 […]

Providing Chaplaincy to Oncology Patients & Their Families – NACC 2023 Webinar series

Many improvements have been made in the Oncology/Hematology field. The word ‘cancer’ still remains a frightening and daunting word and the diagnosis carries a lot of implications for the person as well as their family/caregivers. The pattern of their life is not necessarily linear; there are many ups and downs. There is a process going on inside the person that they cannot control. And for them, cancer becomes a lifelong journey- from the time of diagnosis. Religious coping can be helpful along their journey.

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)

Advocating for the Common Good in a Polarized Culture (CPMC Advocacy Network Panel)

CPMC is excited to host Sammy Perez and David Jimenez of Prison Fellowship, along with our talented CPMC Advocacy Network Panel, representatives of national Catholic and Christian organizations working for legislative change within the prison and detention system. This discussion will focus on how to have difficult conversations and overcome fear of conflict to execute effective legislative outreach.

Palliative Care Chaplaincy: An Inside Look

Location: We will be hybrid! In person - St. Raphael’s Campus - Medical Office Building - 2nd floor - room E2301. Or via Zoom - Speaker bio: Rabbi Susan […]


CPMC Advocacy Network: Impact of Federal, State, & Local Policy

CPMC is excited to again host our talented Advocacy Network Panel, representatives of national Catholic organizations working for legislative change within the prison and detention system. This discussion will focus on the impact of policies at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as the limits and power of each level.

NACC 2023 Webinar Series
Honoring and Supporting Grief and Loss in the Lives of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Families

For a long time, grief and loss in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, was essentially ignored and disenfranchised, often because of assumptions about levels of understanding or because the focus was on the grief of families. Yet they live in a world of relationships in which grief and loss are often ubiquitous. This webinar will address some of that history as well as rapidly growing resources for supporting grief and loss, including new initiatives focused on people with autism, their friends and families, caregivers, and professional helpers.

NACC 2023 Webinar Series
Tools to Transform Resistance and Create Flow in our Relationships

Our need for new thinking and new practices to become more effective communicators has never been more urgent. We live in a time of heighted change, challenges, and polarization. Along with these changes come increased fear, anger, and anxiety. We need extra empathy, heightened self-awareness, resilience, and skills if we wish to transform resistance and to create more ease in all our conversational spaces.

Denise will share practical tools for how we can bring more flow into our conversations and support a more fluid way of being. She will draw on recent studies from neuroscience, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness so that we learn to communicate with more insight, caring, and skill.