A reader writes:
"Please pray for my roommate's family, which has basically shattered. He comes from a very strict Korean background, and has frequently gotten in fistfights with his father. ... Just before Thanksgiving, I have learned, his parents got in their worst fight ever, during which his father beat his mother most violently, breaking her hand, injuring her neck, and tearing out most of her hair. His mother called the police, and he spent a night in jail. They have separated and are probably going to lose their house and all that remains of their dwindling assets. Please pray for healing for these people, especially for the father, who with this heinous act has taken away anyone he could talk to, and who doesn't believe in the sacrament of Reconciliation, unfortunately."