This article was first published in NCCA newsletter August 218 #2.
The resource kit was officially launched by the Broken Bay Diocese on 21 June 2018. It provides information around the Catholic Church’s teaching for the dignity and value of the human person.
According to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, 1 in 6 Australian women, and 1 in 16 Australian men, have been subjected, since the age of 15, to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or previous cohabiting partner (ABS 2017b).
In welcoming the launch of the resource, Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, (Former) Bishop of Broken Bay, commended the work. “As Church, the living body of Christ, we cannot remain silent. We must collectively and personally denounce a violence which erodes the human person in every way.”
“I encourage you to do whatever you can to act on this issue. Do not be a bystander. Find out now what you can do to help those who are suffering in silence within your community.”
Read the Diocese of Broken Bay news item https://www.dbb.org.au/news/fx-articles.cfm?loadref=12&id=942
Read more about the kit. A Catholic Response to Domestic Violence https://www.dbb.org.au/parish-support-unit/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=734
To view the Resources and to find out further information please visit www.bbcatholic.org.au