For an end to all domestic violence.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
“A correct reading of Scripture leads people to an
understanding of the equal dignity of men and women and
to relationships based on mutuality and love. Beginning
with Genesis, Scripture teaches that women and men are
created in God's image.” (“When I Call for Help: A
Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women,”
USCCB 2002. See: www.bit.ly/WhenICallForHelp).
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
• Do you love your cup of tea or coffee in the morning?
Fast from caffeine today, or try your coffee black.
• Learn how to pray the Angelus prayer and consider
saying it every day— on awakening, at noon or at 6
p.m. (or all three times).
• Give up your favorite form (or all forms) of social
media for the day. Spend some of the extra time
meditating upon a Scripture verse or passage.
One Step Further
Three in four Americans are reported to know a victim of
domestic violence. Learn to recognize some of the signs in
“Life Matters: Domestic Violence,” which discusses the
painful assault on human dignity that is domestic violence.
Read the article at bit.ly/LifeMattersDomesticViolence.
(See also: “Domestic Violence” at
bit.ly/FYMDomesticViolence. Other resources are
available at bit.ly/USCCBDomesticViolence.)
If you believe someone you know may be in a troubled
situation, you should call a hotline number for assistance,
or encourage the person to do so themselves (911, the local
hotline, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline
[www.thehotline.org]: 1-800-799-7233/ TTY 1-800-787-