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by Kevin Jones Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2021 / 11:04 am MT (CNA).- Among the most popular saints today, Saint Patrick was a bishop and missionary to Ireland. However, he also spent several years as a slave, and once issued a heartfelt plea on behalf of girls and boys abducted

On February 8, the Church commemorates the life of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Canossian Sister who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Sudan. Josephine Bakhita was born in 1869, in a small village in the Darfur region of Sudan. She was kidnapped while working in the fields with her

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 11, 2021 / 01:49 pm MT (CNA).- Catholic leaders spoke out against human trafficking on Monday, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. “It is shocking to consider the size and scope of the tragedy of human trafficking that exists in our world in 2021,” stated Bishop Robert

by Kevin J. Jones Denver Newsroom, Aug 2, 2020 / 03:01 pm MT (CNA).- A Catholic charity that has prepared to open a home for underage victims of human trafficking has reached a resolution with California authorities after it was allegedly pressured to affirm LGBT sexuality, to inject sex hormones

CNA Staff, Jul 30, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- The U.S. bishops have urged Catholics to pray for the victims of human trafficking Thursday, as the United Nations again designated July 30 as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. “Today we take a moment to pray for all victims

PODCAST SCHEDULE June 30: Tonya Folks, Montgomery Cty Human Trafficking Liaison July 7: Harold D’Souza, trafficking victim July 14: Samantha Searls, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center July 21: Christina Back, immigration and family law attorney Harold had a good job and a master’s degree in India, but an employer promised

CNA Staff, May 5, 2020 / 04:14 pm MT (CNA).- With pornographic website traffic spiking while countries remain on lockdown, the bishops of the United States are urging the Justice Department to protect victims of human trafficking and exploitation by enforcing obscenity laws and prosecuting producers of violent pornography. “We

When cops busted up a drug/prostitution ring, they found a 17-year-old girl being sex-trafficked, carrying a stuffed animal and keeping a private journal of “bad things.” She had been given drugs to make her addicted and dependent on the pimps, and had been severely sexually traumatized. At her hearing, due

Human Trafficking For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.

Part four of a series on a pressing issue for our region, and on the Catholic response to it. By Walt Schaefer One weekday evening a week, at about 9 p.m. when the strip clubs In Harrison Township north of Dayton get busy, representatives of Oasis House drop in. The