Each year the Church dedicates a day to raise awareness about the meaning and value of human life from conception to natural death. This year, the Bishops wants to focus on the problem of domestic abuse, a phenomenon which is not only widespread, but also often hidden or covered up. It can occur in all kinds of homes where both men and women can be subject to violent abuse and exploitation. For more information please visit www.dayforlife.org.We will take up a second collection today to help victims of domestic abuse to receive the professional help they need in order to heal and recover. Thank you for your generosity!