Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  You can watch this video of a webinar, “Domestic Violence: Identifying and Responding to Intimate Partner Abuse,” offered by the Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The webinar featured Paulette Geanacopoulos, LMSW, National Philoptochos’ Director of Social Work, and...

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Breaking of Human Trafficking the Cycle with Love

Breaking of Human Trafficking the Cycle with Love

  On the evening of Saturday, October 24th The Holy Cross Bookstore hosted and sponsored a forum on human trafficking facilitated by Dr. Timothy Patitsas, Professor of Ethics at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Participants were shown segments from the documentary “A Path Appears”, which explored...

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Domestic Violence:  Identifying and Responding to Intimate Partner Abuse

Domestic Violence: Identifying and Responding to Intimate Partner Abuse

Do you know what to say to a woman you think is being abused or has confided in you that she is being abused? These questions and more will be answered in a webinar on Tuesday, February 24th at 1:30pm EST titled “Domestic Violence: Identifying and Responding to Intimate Partner...

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Looking Deeper

Looking Deeper

My best friend in high school had been sexually abused by her father from the time she was twelve until she left home at eighteen. My fourteen-year-old niece was raped when someone she trusted sold her virginity for drugs. When my daughter was five, a young boy her age was...

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Sticks and stones may break my bones…

Sticks and stones may break my bones…

As a priest, I hear confessions. In fact, I hear confessions all the time, not simply when I am officiating the formal Sacrament. But, many times when people think that they are confessing to God, they are really telling me of an event in their lives that continues to cause...

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