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How a nun’s home is helping girls freed from sex trafficking

The numbers are staggering. Each year in the U.S. alone, some 300,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking. In Louisiana, state estimates indicate that about 40 percent of juvenile victims are being trafficked by their primary care giver: a mother, father, foster parent, uncle, a mother’s boyfriend. Father Jeff Bayhi has heard unspeakable stories of










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Pro-lifers slam Christian school for punishing pregnant teen

Students for Life of America had strong words for a Maryland Christian high school that banned a pregnant student from walking at her graduation – a move they say will only deter women from being pro-life. “Not allowing Maddi to walk in her graduation ceremony sends the message that being pregnant in a Christian school










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Catholic academics urge protection of undocumented students

In the wake of increased government crackdown on immigration, a letter was sent to the Department of Homeland Security voicing Catholic support for programs promoting deferred deportation. “As leaders of Catholic colleges and universities, we are dedicated to educating students from all backgrounds," read the May 23 statement with over 65 signatures from presidents of










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Budget proposal draws concern for cuts to poverty programs

President Donald Trump’s budget requests, although applauded for their pro-life measures, were largely met with concern from Catholic aid groups, particularly for their cuts to welfare programs and international aid. “Rather than balancing the budget on the backs of those who are poor while shoring up military spending, our budgetary policies should reflect compassion for










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ISIS ally in Philippines storms Catholic cathedral, takes hostages

Islamic State-allied militants in the Philippines have taken a Catholic priest and a group of church-goers hostage, threatening to kill them if the nation’s military does not cease its current offensive against them. The hostages were taken during a militant siege in the southern Philippines city of Marawi on Tuesday and Wednesday. Militants also burned










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