In their 1992 statement on this issue, "When I call for Help," the U.S. bishops unequivocally rejected domestic violence. "As pastors of the Catholic Church in the United States, we state as clearly and strongly as we can that violence against women, inside or outside the home, is never justified," the statement said. "Violence in any form — physical, sexual, psychological, verbal — is sinful; often it is a crime as well. We have called for a moral revolution to replace a culture of violence. We acknowledge that violence has many forms, many causes, and many victims — men as well as women."