“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
Once you recognize the abuse, know you are not to blame and
you are not alone. No one deserves to be abused.
This is not just the law in America.
This is the teaching of the Catholic Church.
Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-SAFE (7233) - 24 hours, toll free www.ndvh.org
From the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Committee:
When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence against Women:
We acknowledge that violence has many forms, many causes, and many victims—men as well as women. The Catholic Church teaches that violence against another person in any form fails to treat that person as someone worthy of love. Instead, it treats the person as an object to be used.