CHICAGO — The Archdiocese of Chicago will have a Mass for domestic violence awareness and outreach on Saturday.

The Mass will be 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Holy Name Cathedral . Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Louis Cameli. He is the archdiocesan delegate for formation and mission.

Cardinal Blase Cupich (BLAYZ’ SOO’-pich) is archbishop of Chicago. He says violence in the streets often begins at home. He says adults as well as children are traumatized by the violence they see and “we must respond to this tragedy.”

Archdiocese officials say domestic violence is an “epidemic” nationally. They say one in three women and one in eight men is affected in her or his lifetime. Officials say the Chicago program is the most developed among 198 U.S. Catholic dioceses.

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