The Church's Ministry to People with Disabilities on the Parish Level


What can the church do on the parish level for people with disabilities? Matt Malone, S.J., and Kevin Clarke talk with Steve Riley of Potomac Community Resources about how one parish's ministry is expanding across the archdiocese, and what it means for a parish to be inclusive. 

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Jeremy Sasser
2 years ago

It would be great if I could get a transcript of this podcast as I'm profoundly deaf. God bless... :-)

John Sheehan SJ
2 years ago

The article in the magazine is another example of great concern about people with disabilities that totally ignores the blind community. No mention of resources, no indication that blind people ARE functioning within parishes - all the focus is on the more "visible" disabilities and I notice the comment above - Obviously a deaf person can't get the podcast. And I would be surprised if this section were accessible to blind users of computers.

Jeremy Zipple
2 years ago

Hi Jeremy and John,
Thanks for alerting us to this problem. I assure you these omissions were out of ignorance and not malice, and we're grateful that you've pointed them out to us. We'll aim to do better in the future. - Jeremy Zipple, SJ, Executive Editor,
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