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After Divorce: A SmartCatholics Online Event

October 10-11 | Divorce is a source of pain and confusion for many Catholics. It shouldn’t be! You’re invited to the After Divorce Online Conference for answers, hope, & community. Together, we’re helping the divorced dream again! 

October 10-11, 2020


Range of Catholic Experts


Live & Recorded Video

Watch 5 videos

Watch 5 talks for free
No payment or account needed

group Access

  • Join the conference community
  • Connect with families and new friends
  • Chat with speakers
  • RSVP to LIVE Q&A Sessions and Panel Sessions

All Access


  • Unlock all the videos to access any time
  • Download MP3 audio files of all the talks
  • Get bonus replays from live sessions

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You CAN be Catholic, divorced and happy.

On October 10-11, 2020, the After Divorce Online Conference launched a community around a range of expert speakers and guides for you.

It is presented by certified coach and retreat leader, Rose Sweet. Join us to grow your confidence in truth, affirm your faith in God, and revive your belief in a good life.

Let God in – and let the dreams begin!

Top Catholic experts
Life coaching
Experienced support group leaders
Recovery coaching
Theology of the Body
Real answers
Reason to hope
Fellowship in community

Welcome Letter from Rose

What does it mean to be Catholic… and divorced?

Divorce is a hard road to travel. Among Catholics, it’s an even trickier topic to discuss. Too often, conversation around divorce is as bitter and acrid as the experience itself.

The After Divorce Online Community is here to change that.

We promise that clarity is possible – without forsaking charity.

We also promise that living by religious principles doesn’t mean we can’t live with hope and joy. Light and love are at the end of the tunnel.

Church teachings and the sacred truth of Scripture will lead the way in the talks and discussions After Divorce presents.  

Hurting? Hear inspiring stories of happy and holy saints ‘after divorce’ to renew your hope. Hesitant? Get wisdom and guidance from pastors, counselors, and support group leaders.

You’ll learn about products and programs geared to specific concerns of persons going through divorce.

Discussion groups and coaching sessions will bring opportunities for everyone to be seen, heard, and understood.

All are welcome, whether newly divorced, years past a divorce, or concerned friends and family.

If divorce is affecting you or someone you love, register today for peace, purpose, and a practical path to the abundant life.

Looking forward to seeing you there, 

Rose Sweet

Get access to advice and inspiration on a host of topics ranging from the practical to the theoretical, including such questions as:

  • How do I trust anyone again?
  • What effect will this have on my children?
  • How do I bring my children safely through?
  • Where is God in this situation?
  • What steps do I take to start over?
  • How do I pursue legal justice?
  • Can I receive the sacraments?
  • What do I do with my sexuality?
  • How do I keep faith, hope, and charity alive?
  • What are the best ways to support the divorced?
  • What does forgiveness mean?

“. . .hope does not disappoint us.” (Rom. 5:5)

Welcome friend!

Our Catholic Faith is smart, beautiful, and actually makes life more exciting!

But too few of us know about this smart heritage, or the real-life impact Christ is having on the world today.

Most of all, we need friends on this sacred pilgrimage called ‘life’.

If this is your first time hearing about SmartCatholics, here’s what we believe: when Catholics understand our Faith in the modern world, we experience greater personal joy, and confidence in sharing the good news. Read the About Page to learn more!

We need smart Catholics…

We all work hard to be 100% Catholic. That means we’re a mission Church, united to Pope Francis’ call to bring the joy of the Gospel to every corner of the world – starting with ourselves.

Catholic brands we love:

Dominic de Souza is your founder and host, a young dad with a small family and a smaller corgi, passionate about all things Catholic, watching movies, and reading the mystics.

Why you should join this community:

We need somewhere online that’s ours, where we can

  • Uplift and inspire each other, and make new friends
  • Swap stories and ideas (not just advice!)
  • Be free of toxicity, trolls, and ads. (Bye bye, Facebook. We love you, but…)

When you join, you’ll get to dip in and out of discussions whenever you want.

Each time we host a new event, you’re welcome to join.

Sometimes we’ll host workshops. Or firesides.

But most exciting is this – the veterans and new voices that you meet in the events are sticking around. They’ll host group chats, share tips, and accompany your journey.

Because we need more than just information. We need insights we can trust. We need friendship to help us live lives of hope and meaning.


Who this group is not for:

For any community to mean something and take action, there must be focus. And our community exists for a clear goal: unity, friendship, and formation.

Pope Francis is a source of unity for us. Please don’t enter if you reject Pope Francis and the 2nd Vatican Council, thrive on impending apocalyptic prophecies, polarized politics, and constant argument. 

There are plenty of other groups out there for you! Discussion on all topics is welcome, but bad manners aren’t. Ever. Offenders are warned or removed. God love you!


"I wanted to see what [SmartCatholics] was about, as I love being Catholic and all about Catholicism."

“I was actually surprised at the warmth and spirituality of the messages and people on it. It’s keeping me closer to God.

I used to always go on Facebook but now it’s very shallow compared to SC. So I think it’s providence me being on SC! It’s what I’ve been searching for and has brought me home!”

Paula E.

"I have been doing a ton of poking around on Smart Catholics today and this is what I see. "

“We are all united in Christ with many different abilities that make this platform beautiful. We have the recruiters, prayer warriors, counselors, technicians, comforters, teachers, and students.

“Many different branches coming and going back to the main source just like the Celtic symbol… Dominic, you have created something beautiful.”

Melinda K.

"This initiative is really cool

“I am impressed by the quality and range of discussion and the app is quite versatile and user friendly. Keep going; this is a contemporary way to engage Catholics to come forward! Awesome work!” Adam P.

Meet the Speakers

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"The After Divorce Conference offers a solidly Catholic lineup of speakers

“They will address a wide variety of topics for persons in all stages of divorce recovery. Whether you’re new to the game or an old pro, you’ll find information, inspiration, help, hope, and healing–and a whole community of people who understand where you’ve been.

– Mary Jo Rennert

"There is a lot of confusion amongst Catholic regarding divorce and family breakdown.

“There is also grief, guilt and anger. After the pain of family and marriage breakdown people need practical tools to help put their faith to work bringing healing and forgiveness. This conference will help bring healing and light to those in need.”

– Fr. Dwight Longenecker

"Many adults, including divorced or separated parents, do not understand the unique nature of divorce grief for children.

“They also do not know specifically what to do in order to support their children’s healing. My talk will provide detailed instruction and guidance in these regards so parents can maximize their positive impact on their children’s healing and growth.”

– Lynn Kapusinki

Meet Your Hosts

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Support a Catholic mission

This event is supporting ‘Select to Give’

Select to Give was founded in 2014, by Select International Tours, Inc. as a not-for-profit 501 c (3) Foundation with the intent of helping Christians of the Holy Land and the Middle East stay in their homelands with freedom to worship, be educated and work in a safe and healthy environment.

They are a fabulous group and support Christians in the Holy Land! – Rose Sweet, Presenter

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get audio files?

Yes. Everyone who purchases an access pass will get a folder of audio files to keep.

How can I watch the videos?

The videos will be sent to the email you registered with. You’ll be able to watch them for free during the 7 days before the live event.

I can’t attend the event. Will there be replays?

Yes, all the recordings will be stored in a beautiful, on-demand library that you can watch any time.

Access the replays is $10 a month. Everyone who purchases a full access pass gets a 100% free coupon to the collection. 

The replays will be stored on

Can I meet and chat with the speakers?

Yes, we will have live events, workshops, and Q&As during the live part of this event. 

Is there a community?

Yes, this event is launching an ongoing group within the SmartCatholics community, here for you for years to come. Get formation, feedback, answers, and new friends!

Join the Community

Watch the videos, and then enter the ‘After Divorce’ community. We look forward to supporting and listening to your journey.

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