More than ten ministries of the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC) have come together to plan a panel discussion on the issue of Domestic Violence. The discussion will be held Saturday, March 14 at Benet Hall, Mt St Benedict from 3 to 5 p.m.
This event is being organised and supported by the AFLC’s Ministry to Married Couples—Marriage Encounter; Ministry to Hurting Marriages—Retrouvaille; Ministry to Men—Catholic Men’s Association; Ministry to Women—Jubilee Generation; Ministry to the Separated, Divorced & Widowed—New Beginnings Weekend; Couples for Christ; Original Pain Therapy; Billings Ovulation Method Association of T&T; Ministry to Life—Emmanuel Community Apostles of Life; Teams of Our Lady; Human Sexuality; Ministry to Parenting— (Single and Married); and the Ministry to Persons with Disabilities —Bethesda.
The question: ‘As a member of the Catholic Church, what can I do about domestic violence in our country?’ has to be asked to start the conversation. It is hoped the outcome would be the development of a working document within the Archdiocese “to give to all departments and ministries that will provide listings of updated resources for victims and perpetrators of domestic violence as well as start awareness campaigns throughout our local Church”.