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Jess Forster wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • I'm doing an assignment on domestic violence in the Catholic Church and I was wondering what was the commonly-accepted view of domestic violence by Her adherents?

I am aware that the Church teaches non-violent views but I cannot find views from adherents on this topic.

Thank you.

Jess F.

  { What are the commonly-accepted views of domestic violence by the believers of Catholicism? }

Bob replied:

Jess,

The Catholic Church has no adherents to domestic violence. The assignment is fictitious.

Peace,

Bob Kirby

Eric replied:

Jess,

The Catholic Church is opposed to domestic violence, see for example:

You can get other references by doing this search on Google:

site:vatican.va "domestic violence"

Be sure to include the quotation marks.

This is a topic that, as you allude to, is covered by other teachings on violence. You won't see too much elaboration on the sin of domestic violence because it's so obvious that it's wrong, but you will see numerous negative references to it.

Eric

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