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… Continue reading How a nun's home is helping girls freed from sex trafficking

The story of a father who runs marathons with his disabled son

Most fathers like to share their hobbies with their sons. But for José Manuel this proved a challenge – given that his fourth child Pablo suffers from a severe form of cerebral palsy. Despite this, however, José Manuel had idea. “I don’t remember when we began to run together. I know that the first time… Continue reading The story of a father who runs marathons with his disabled son

Poverty, environment, economy – it's all about the human person, Holy See tells UN

Global efforts to fight poverty, protect the environment and make decisions about the economy must all be connected by the common thread of promoting human dignity, a Holy See representative told a United Nations body this week. “In our efforts to promote sustainable economic and environmental development, we must never forget that everything is connected,”… Continue reading Poverty, environment, economy – it's all about the human person, Holy See tells UN