I propose a workshop for those soon-to-be ordained deacons and their wives, as
laypersons, to bring to their attention the seriousness of the state of crisis of marriage and
family in the United States today, as well as in the Catholic community. I hope to also
educate them in the basic understanding of Catholic teachings, doctrines, and Canon Law
about marriage, divorce, and remarriage. Finally, I hope to help them recognize the
critical role they will play in these issues as they minister as ordained deacons.