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by Maisy Sullivan Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 12, 2022 / 04:00 am U.S. Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey is proposing bipartisan legislation to aid survivors of human trafficking. The issue, he told CNA, is a pro-life one. “I’m animating my entire work here by Matthew 25, when our Lord …

by CNA Staff Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 11, 2022 / 18:07 pm In recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Jan. 11, a New Jersey congressman is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a bipartisan piece of legislation intended to combat what his office calls “modern-day …

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 …