Podcast: How one bishop’s experience of suicide loss led him to start a mental health ministry
This week, Ashley and Zac are joined by Bishop John Dolan of the Diocese of Phoenix to talk about losing several members of his family to suicide, a groundbreaking new mental health ministry in his diocese and how the church can better support those struggling with mental health issues.
They are also joined by America colleague James Martin, S.J., who serves as a consultor for the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication. They discuss the dicastery’s new document “Towards Full Presence: A Pastoral Reflection on Engagement with Social Media.”
Finally, Zac brings a question to discuss: Does God take bribes?
Links from the show:
- Bishop Dolan: How losing family to suicide led me to start a mental health ministry
- Office of Mental Health Ministry of the Diocese of Phoenix
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Towards Full Presence: A Pastoral Reflection on Engagement with Social Media
- Vatican tells the bishops of Catholic Twitter: be reflective, not reactive
- God doesn’t accept bribes in prayer. Or does he?
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