"Shepherd's Heart for the Family" at the Archdiocese of Omaha

The Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska has commissioned The St. John Paul II Foundation to offer a 2-year cycle of our Shepherd's Heart initiative. The ongoing education and formation program will be offered to the permanent deacons and their wives.

The topic for this formation day is "Proclaiming God's Plan for Marriage in a Culture that Seeks to Redefine It." With the ongoing efforts to redefine marriage and the pressures placed on the faithful to embrace changes or remain silent before this cultural push, how are we called to proclaim God’s plan for marriage? What is the clergy’s role in countering these efforts effectively and with tenderness?