Posts Tagged ‘domestic abuse’

Pope’s trip to Mongolia about charity not conversion

Thursday, September 7th, 2023

The Pope’s historic four-day visit to Mongolia ended on Monday amidst discussions about charity. Pope Francis’ main purpose in visiting Mongolia was to visit its tiny Catholic community. He completed his trip with a stop to tour and inaugurate the House of Mercy. The House of Mercy provides health care to the most needy in Read more

Clergy need better tools to help domestic abuse survivors

Monday, May 10th, 2021
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“I don’t get it. My husband and I have been in couples counseling for nine years already, but life at home is getting worse,” says a woman to her clergyperson, her fingers fidgeting with her phone. “First, the constant sarcasm, then the silent treatment and not knowing what’s really going on with our finances. When Read more

Catholics urged to learn signs of domestic abuse

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Priests and all Catholics are being urged to learn the signs of domestic abuse and how to help victims. The National Board of Catholic Women has responded to a surge in pandemic-related abuse, including against gay and transgender people by issuing a booklet advising as to how to detect the signs and to help. The Read more

Fiji police call on religious organisations to help fight domestic crime

Monday, September 18th, 2017
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The Fiji Police Force has been looking to faith-based organisations which it believes could help address domestic crime. The Director of Operations, Maretino Qiolevu, raised the issue when he addressed the Interfaith Search Fiji panel discussion, to which the Force was invited in Suva last week. “We have been reaching out to religious organisations. We Read more

Abuse inside Christian marriages – a personal story

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Ten years ago I was in the middle of a situation that an anti-domestic expert called “intimate partner terrorism” on Q&A this week. My then husband was supposedly a Christian, a very pious, rather obsessive one. He was a great amateur preacher, very encouraging to his friends and evangelistically inclined. He led Bible studies. He Read more

Leaving domestic violence easier said than done

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

The horrific photographs of Charles Saatchi apparently strangling his celebrity chef wife Nigella Lawson have rekindled memories for Timaru Herald features editor Claire Allison. It was his explanation that was just about the end of the iPad. Charles Saatchi explained, suavely and confidently, that the photographs were misleading. That he and his wife, Nigella Lawson, Read more

Nigella’s trouble not a playful tiff

Friday, June 28th, 2013

“A playful tiff”? Give us a break, Charles Saatchi. The hand around the throat, the pinching of a nose – in public view in a big city – you can’t help wondering what Mr Saatchi’s last wife meant when she divorced him for “unreasonable behaviour”. As painful as it must be for Nigella Lawson to Read more