Posted on Jul 29, 2014. Full Post.

Helping Pope Francis Fight Human Trafficking: Scourge Must Be Battled at Home and Abroad

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(Zenit.org) — In April of this year the Vatican hosted the Conference on Combating Human Trafficking, bringing together both law enforcement professionals and social workers involved in the battle against the exploitation and commodification of vulnerable people. Pope Francis addressed the gathering and deplored human trafficking as, “an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity.”[i] This is not the first time the Holy Father has broached the issue of human trafficking. In December of 2013 while welcoming new ambassadors to the Vatican, Pope Francis took the opportunity to remind…
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The Pilgrim Icon Comes to the Big Sky Country of Montana

Posted on Jul 29, 2014. Full Post.
Montana is the 4th largest State in the United States, and also one of the least densely populated with just over one million residents, almost a quarter of whom identify…
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The Black Madonna Welcomed in the Dakotas

Posted on Jul 28, 2014. Full Post.
Numerous Indian burial mounds of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota tribes still rest on the high bluffs above the Big Sioux River, near the picturesque falls that Lewis and Clark…
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Generous Support Finds HLI Kenya Director Speechless

Posted on Jul 25, 2014. Full Post.
Though soft-spoken, Father Rafael Wanjohi delivers a powerful life-saving message that speaks volumes to the Kenyan people. Since 1999, HLI’s country director has built a supportive pro-life community to help…
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Lincoln, Nebraska Welcomes Our Lady of Czestochowa

Posted on Jul 21, 2014. Full Post.
by Father Peter West and Chris Morales   – Liveliness best describes the scene of arrival for the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Lincoln, Nebraska. The state…
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