Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Domestic Violence and Our Respect for Life

Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Domestic Violence and Our Respect for Life

In his most recent column, Archbishop Chaput writes, “Men and women have equal capacities for holiness.  They also have equal capacities for harm.  Virtue and cruelty are alien to neither sex.  But precisely because men and women differ in their strengths and weaknesses, violence between the sexes overwhelmingly consists in males physically abusing females.  Women bear the brunt of domestic violence.  And when that happens, women’s lives are brutally damaged or lost, families collapse, children suffer, and the memory and habit of intimate violence are transmitted across generations.  Men who abuse women are cowards.  They bitterly wound others, and they humiliate and poison themselves.  There’s no excuse for it – ever.”

You can read the complete column by opening the attached document or visiting www.CatholicPhilly.com. A Spanish translation will be provided to you as soon as possible.

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan

Vicar for Clergy

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