Monday, October 21, 2013, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Domestic violence shatters the peace that should reside in relationships and especially in the family, the domestic church. Bl. John Paul II described the family as the “cradle of life and love.” Domestic violence replaces life with harm and even death; it replaces love with anger and fear. It breaks down trust between husband and wife, parents and children. And sadly, it is a cycle that tends to be repeated in the next generation as boys imitate their abusive fathers and girls learn to expect abuse from men (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops).
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