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Pope Francis at his general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 17, 2023.

Pope Francis: It’s our duty to give a voice to women who are victims of abuse

Nov 9, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope said that violence against women must be “eliminated from its roots” — namely prejudiced ideas that see people... Read more


Catholic bishops ask Supreme Court to uphold gun bans in domestic violence cases

Aug 23, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The Supreme Court will hear the case U.S. v. Rahimi in its upcoming session. Read more

Vatican COVID-19 commission: Church can help combat rising violence against women

Mar 8, 2021

The Vatican COVID-19 Commission called on Monday for the Catholic Church and governments to increase support for women suffering from... Read more

Pro-life group in Mexico offers aid to domestic violence victims

Jun 8, 2020

With reports of domestic violence on the rise during the coronavirus lockdown in Mexico, one pro-life platform is offering women... Read more

Bishops ask parishes to help domestic abuse victims amid lockdown

Apr 30, 2020

The bishops of England and Wales have urged parishes to help domestic abuse victims after a surge in requests for... Read more

How parishes can help address the epidemic of domestic abuse

Oct 21, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Domestic violence is a hidden epidemic that many clergy and laypersons are not properly trained to fight, says one priest... Read more

How the Church can better respond to the problem of domestic violence

Jun 23, 2019

By Mary Farrow

This Sunday, in Catholic parishes across the country, one in four women sitting in the pews will have experienced severe... Read more

Indiana Catholic priest charged with domestic violence against wife

Mar 1, 2018

A married Catholic priest in the Indianapolis archdiocese faces several criminal domestic violence charges after he allegedly assaulted his wife... Read more

Catholic University of America releases toolkit to fight domestic violence

Oct 5, 2016

Marking the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Catholic University of America has released a toolkit to help connect... Read more

Violent marriages: A woman's quest to help synod bishops grasp the issue

Oct 13, 2015

By Elise Harris

Christauria Welland is a clinical psychologist who's worked with both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence – and with one... Read more

Domestic violence increasingly on the Vatican's radar

Nov 13, 2014

By Elise Harris

A Catholic psychologist who recently met with the Pontifical Council for the Laity says violence between partners is still a... Read more