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Find resources to promote the integration of persons with disabilities into the complete life of the Church.
“… I invite each one of you to work ever harder at the integration of persons with disabilities into society, into the world of work and into the Christian community, as I remind you that every human life deserves respect and must be protected from its conception to its natural end. I assure my support and my prayers to all those who are already dedicated to this immense task.” —Pope Benedict XVI, St. Peter’s Square, December 4, 2005
In 2006, Dennis McNulty, former director of Disability Services, authored a project for a doctorate of ministry degree entitled, A Different Journey, Internet Ministry to Persons with Disabilities ©. The project investigated the use of a website as a ministerial tool to assist with the integration of persons with disabilities into the complete life of the Church.
Dennis created the website to prove the theory that the internet can be a useful ministerial tool. While it may seem like it now, in 2006 this was a new idea.
The original website pages were dedicated to Nathan Patrick McNulty, the son of Dennis and Jill. The name "Nathan" means "gift from God," and Nate was truly God's gift. Nate was born with many challenges both mentally and physically, but as he grew he was an incredible miracle. He overcame every challenge and defied the labels and limitations that others imposed. He was truly inspirational.
Nate died in 2000. Wanting to do something for persons with disabilities, Dennis & Jill created this webpage.
From the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops:
The following suggestions include documents that expand further on each topic. All documents are available for download at the bottom of this page.
The following prayers and essays are available for download as one document at the bottom of this page.
Moving from Inviting to Integration
Parish Advocacy Program
|Pastor's Tip Sheet||Download|
|People First Language Tip Sheet||Download|
|Special Needs Resource Directory||Download|
|Guiding Principles for Inclusion|
|Prayers and Essays||Download|
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