January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and Catholic Sisters have long worked to stop the scourge of millions of children, women and men trapped into prostitution and forced labor. I admire them greatly for their perseverance and passion on this issue.
At Mass today, the first reading is from Isaiah: “I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice… to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.” I hope that many hearts will respond to this message.
It is time for all people of faith to stand with those who are exploited and terrorized into involuntary servitude – and to do everything possible to bring them out of the darkness.
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