Ministerial Trauma

Each third Thursday of the month CPMC and the NACC will be hosting town halls for those doing re-entry ministry. The town halls are structured to share practices and resources on important topics for the unique needs for citizens Join us for a conversation with Sr. Ilaria Buonriposi, CMS and Fr. George Williams, SJ, about ministerial trauma. Are you experiencing trauma? What does trauma look like? What can I do to reinforce my resistance to trauma in my ministry? Am I projecting my trauma issues on others?

As a Comboni Missionary Sister, Sr. Ilaria Buonriposi has experienced and studied the secondary trauma experienced by ministers. She just recently completed her Masters in Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University.

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Recent Town Halls

Kairos Outside

Kairos Outside offers a comfortable, non-judging retreat for women to support each other as they journey through the incarceration of a friend or relative. Join Evelyn Lemly, CEO of Kairos Prison Ministry International, and Margie Rodriguez, Kairos Outside Leadership Team, to learn about this needed ministry.

Second Chance Month: Opportunities & Barriers to Reentry

This CPMC Advocacy Network town hall discussion focuses on celebrating the opportunities and discussing the barriers to reentry, led by Christy Williams of Catholic Charities USA, Karen Hoeger of Catholic Charities Dubuque, and Sue Haverman and Will Simmons of St. Patrick Center.